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Special Agent irb Charge Yinqont of the Baltimore Office and* 
Assistant Special Agent in Charge Belmont of the Hew YoHc Office have 
just completed an inspection of this field, division, I \mnt to "bring 
to yoxir attention, the splendid manner in t&ich both those men conducted 
the inspection^ particularly f rom the standpoint of the personnel; 

In the cburse of ; iivtervietvs <and cohferencoa they maintained \ 
such an attitude Of friendly^ cooperative Jielpfulness as to jdoiigtrfc every-* \ 
one assigned to this .office. In his talk to agents and again, to the clerks 
Wr. Vincent prgsent^ clearly and forcefully the matters nocossarily to $& 
discussed and yet did so in such a gracious mariner as; to Truxke every agent 
and clerk proud of their association, -^ith the Bureau and genuinely desirousf 
of improving the service. 

TJhile both Mr. Vincent and, Ifr* Belmont vant carefully into every 
phasp, of field division operations, they did, so in suph Ja qUiet, peasant 
' unobstrusive manner^fcha*, as .several employees remarked, *%e hardily kne^r 
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Thitf .inspection has* had a iffoolesdmq, constructive effect on this 
office and I believe w need more like, it., I thought ydii itpuld like to 
know 'what a fine job thestf men did and how much I appreciate the assistance 
they have rendered to me* ! 



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Any person entitled to do bo may lake an appeal to the board of appeal withinJO days after the above„date 
of mailing of Notice of Classification to registrant in either of the.following ways: 

(1 ) By filing with the local hoard a written notice of appeal, Such notice need not he in any particular form 

hut must state the name of the registrant and the name and identity of the person appealing so as to 
show the right of appeal, 

(2) By; signing the "Appeal to Board of Appeal'* on the Selective Service Questionnaire '(Form 40) . 

Tlie person appealing may attach to his notice of appeal or to the Selective Service.Questionnaire (Form 40) 
a statement specifying the respects in which he helieves the local hoard erred, may direct attention'to any infor- 
mation in the registrant^ file jwluch.he believes the local hoard has failed to consider or give sufficient weight, and 
may set out in full anylnformation which was, offered to the local board and which* the local board failed or 
refused to include in the registrant's file. 

Appeal to the Pfesidentfrom classification by the'btiard'of appeal may belaken'atany time witliklO days" 
after the date of mailing of notice to registrant, provided the registrant was classified by the board of appeal in 
either Class I-A, (JJass I^A-O, or Class IV-E and one or^mojce members of the board of appeal disknted from such 
classification, Otherwise, the decision of the board of appeal is final except when an appeal is tafen'to the.Presi- 
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ANNUAL 



REPORT OF 
EFFICIENCY RATING 







Form approved 
Budget Bureau No. 50-R012. 
Approval expires Mar. 30, 1945* 



ADMINISTRATIVE-UNOFFICIAL ( 

OFFICIAL: _ 

REGULAR ( X ) SPECIAL ,< 
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3. Rate only on elements pertinent to the position. 

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elements in italics. 



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Maintenance of equipment, tools, instruments. 

Mechanical skill. 

Skill in the application of techniques and pro- 
cedures. 

Presentability of work (appropriateness of ar- 
rangement and appearance of work) . 

Attention to'broad phases of assignments. 

Attention to pertinent detail. 

Accuracy of operations. 

Accuracy of final results. ~~~ 

Accuracy of judgments, or' decisions. 

Effectiveness in presenting ideas or facts. 

Industry. 

Rate of progress on or completion of assign- 
ments. 



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Amount of acceptable work produ 
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Ability to organize his work. 

Effectiveness in meeting and 
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Cooperativeness. 

Initiative. 

Resourcefulness. 

Dependability. 

Physical fitness for the work. 



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jsfc- (24), Effectiveness in laying out work and establish- 
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jfc. (25) Effectiveness in directing, reviewing, and check- 
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developing subordinates in the work. 

jt- (27) Effectiveness in promoting high working morale. 

.^fc- (28) Effectiveness in determining space, personnel, 
i_ and equipment needs. 

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ence to time limits and deadlines. 

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Plus marks on at least' half of the underlined elements,, and no minus 

marks . 1 „ ..... Very good 

Check marks or better on a majority of underlined elements, and any 
minus marks overcompensated by plus marks ...... Good 

Check marks or better on a majority of underlined elements, and minus 
marks not overcompensated by pluifnJarks .... . Fair 

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ALAN H. BELMONT 

ASSISTANT SPECIAL AGENT, IN CHARGE 

CAF-15, $6000 "PER ANNUM 



Mr* Belmont entered on duty November 30, 1936. He 
reported for duty as Assistant Special Agent in Charge at New 
xork on July 8, 1944. Prior thereto he was a Supervisor at 
the Bureau, Supervisor at the New York City office, Assistant, 
Spe.cial Agent in Charge in Chicago, ahd\Special Agent in 
Charge, of the -Cincinnati- office, He is in grade CAP-13" at -- ~ 
$6000 per annum, effective April 1, 19k5» 

Mr* Belmont is in charge of Division II of the 
office, and has four Supervisors under his direction who 
handle German Security and Internal Security matters ; Foreign 
Travel Control, *lien Enemy Control, General Security and 
Internal security,. Selective Service, arid the like. He 
also has under his direction the Liaison Section, of the office, 
which generally consists of liai son, complaint, arid resident " 
Agents. Division II has 209 Agents, which includes twenty- 
S n f, r ? sident A S ents * There are % t 7&2. pending cases within the 
Division^ which do not include 870 cases handled by the resident 
Agents for every section of the office.. 

There are many very important cases handled within 
Division II, During the past year in one case involving members 
of the Nazi party, who concealed that membership in the regis- 
tration as aliens in 19^0, sixty-eight individuals were brought 
to trial; forty-six pleaded guilty and twenty -two were tried 1 
■and found guilty. There is pending for trial the case of 
Serge Rubinstein, phe notorious international financier, who 
evaded Selective Service by claiming Portuguese citizenship. 
It might be also significant to mention that Mr. Belmont, was 
actively engaged in the investigation and prosecution of the 
case pf Erich. Gimpel, with aliases, et al, Espionage, which has 
been brought to a successful conclusion, and for which .Mr. 
Belmont received commendation from the Bureau.- 

Mr. Be'lmont is a firearms expert. He is very adept 
with all types of firearms. He is well qualified to direct 
dangerous assignments. He is a qualified Bureau speaker and- 
his services have been utilized along those lines in pubiic 
appearances on behalf of the Bureau. He is an expert witness* 
ais testimony in the Gimpel-Cdlepaugh case brought forth many very 
favorable comments from members of the Military Tribunal* 



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Mr. Belmont presents a nice appearance, Is invariably 
neat In dress, and he brings a favorable reaction from those 
with v/hom he comes In contact. He Is thoroughly interested %n 
his work* He recently assisted in the inspection of one of 
the Bureau's field .offices as an Inspector's aide and is 
scheduled to make other inspections by himself ♦ 
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I wish to particularly note that notwithstanding the 
fact that Mr* Belmont was placed on probation on October 23* 
19ll4, and removed oh December 15^ ^Ijii^fbr certain delinquencies 
in Division II, that, there has been a distinct Improvement In 
the quantity and quality of the work .since he assumed charge 
during the past summer * Delinquencies have generally been- re- 
duced* * Better procedures are in effect* There has been a 
more careful supervision of the resident Agents, with a resultant 
improvement in their work. * 

. _. -_^_ _X_ani wftll satisfiej3..with the work of Mr ^ Belmont and, _ 
consider the results that he has obtained to have been '-highly 
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PERSONAL AND OONFMENTIAL 




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Assistant Special Agent in Charge 
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Dear Sir: 



Mr; BELMONT assisted me with the inspection, of the Albany Held 
Division from February 19, 19l£ to February 2^, 19U5, inclusive.- Ex- 
cept for inspections which -he *has. undergone as" Special Agent in Charge 
arid one Self -Inspection which he conducted, at the Cincinnati Field 
Division, .he had riot participated in inspection work before his, assign- 
ment to : Albany. " .'*'•'/* 

During this inspection he used good judgment, was industrious, and 
worked rather late in- the evening without complaining, arid the matters 
which he handled were handled\well», He has a good knowledge/ of the func- 
tions of ,a Bureau Field Office and his judgment in citing delinquencies 
was very good. ' ? * * 

It was apparent, however, that he is, inexperienced in this type of 
work and needed considerable guidance and -asked a good many questions, 
particularly as to procedure, insofar as- the inspection itself wks con- 
cerned* From observation of his handling of 1 several parts of the inspec- 
tion, it was apparent that he is not particularly inclined W?rard 
handling such work. He .did. hot allow any possible lack of enthusiasm to 
interfere with his work, but % gainedVthe^impressipn that ;he would not 

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faction whatever with his assignment, and, on tHd : con%rary, seamed to be 
pleased at the opportunity t of learning more about inspections, particu^ 
larly because of the* Insight -which they give, a Social Ag&hi> in^Charge^r 














Director 

A. H. BELMONT 

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an Assistant into the operations of a Field Office « 

In ny opinion, he is entirely capable of assisting in inspections, 
but should have more experience before he is assigned to one alone * 

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Attached hereto is a letter from SAC J. Yf. Vincent of the Baltimore 
office, dated March 23, 1945, observing, that Mr.. Belmont is entirely capable of 
assisting in inspections but should have more experience before he is assigned 
to handle one alone. At the present time Belmont is scheduled to inspect ihe< 
following bf fices on the dates indicated: 



Providence 
Springfield 



April 11 
May 14- 



Mr. Vincent has noted that .Belmont has conducted one self -inspection^ 
has undergone inspections as Special Agent in Charge, and participated in the 
inspection of the Albany office as an &ide. He states that Belmont asked a good 
many questions > particularly as to procedure, during the Albany inspection and 
from observation of him it was felt that he' was not particularly inclined toward 
handling inspection work, although he did no,t permit this lack bf enthusiasm to 
interfere with his workj that Belmont would not choose such an assignment if it 
were a matter of personal choice.. , 

The latter is quite possibly true of a great laaany individuals conducting" 
inspections. I personally observed Mr. .Belmont during the course of the Albany 
inspection -and t have every confidence in his ability to handle a field office" 
inspection on his own repponsibililty . It is my suggestion thai Mr. Belmbnt be 
permitted to handle his scheduled inspection assignments despite the observation 
maide by Mr. Vincent that "he should have more experience prior to Joeing assigned 
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Mr. Hoover 



There is "attached for your 
possible interest a biographical sketch, 
of Assistant Special Agent in Charge Alan 
H. ^Belmont of the Nev/ York Office ♦ 

Xt is noted that although he 
was an outstanding all— around athlete* in 
college, he still was able to maintain 
high grades* 

It is interesting to note 
that Mr. Belmont, before his appointment 
to the Bureau, traveled rather widely 
during summer employment while in school 
and also after he had graduated from 
college, during which at times he appa- 
rently led a rather .nomadic existence. 



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AIAN H. BELMONT, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the New York, 
Field Division^ has had a career marked with a record of hard work from 
the* days he panned gold in the Rockies, drove a sightseeing bus in 
Glacier National Park and acted as a storemanager for a Salmon cannery 
Ip. the Bering Sea off Alaska. Today he is still the hard worker that 
he was in his pre-Bureau days* 

Mr. BELMONT was born on January 22, 1907, at New York City, His 
family moved a short time later to Cincinnati and; later to Flagstaff, 
Arizona, where he attended public school as far as the seventh grade* 
Again, his family moved to Redondo Beach, California, and Mr. 'BELMONT 

finished grammar schpol ther,e and in 1926 was graduated from San Diegp^ 

High School where he vfon his t letter =on the- football team. "He entered 
San Diego State College in the fall and studied there for three years, 
before entering Stanford University in his senior year.' He received 
a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1931 with a major in accounting. 

During his college days, Mr# BELMONT wsis an active athlete and 
"played baseball on the freshman and varsity teams for three years. He 
threw, the javolirv for the San Diego College track team, played guard, 

halfback and fullback on the varsity football team *f or two years, and 

was interf raterrdty Jiandball champion for Phi ^Lamba S of which he is 
a- raembe^r^ MrT BED.IONT* s athletic build offers proof of his athletic 
prowess and belies the fact that before entering college he was advised 
by * physician that he would never be able, to participate in strenuous 
physical work because of* a serious illness lasting nearly five months* 

Mr. BELMONT is another agent .who because of modest financial 
circumstances of necessity had to work to pay his college expenses. 

"While at San Diego College he worked as a waiter on tables, was 
an assistant to a professor of economics and had charge of the mainten- 
ance .of athletic equipment. 

During his summer vacations he had as wide a variety of employment 
as most men can boast of in a lifetime. Beginning with a stee^U construc- 
tion job where he worked as a laborer, Mr. BELMONT later operated the 
merry-go-rourid at Mission Beach, California, for two summers. He then 
became co-grpprietor of a soda fountain and confectionary store to add 
to his college resources. And despite the fact he was almost constantly 
employed, BELMONT maintained a B plus average in college for four years, 
won a, senior scholarship at Stanford and at the same time earned two 
freshman and eight varsity letters in athletics. At the same time he ( 

found some where the hours needed to devote some attention brotherly and 
financially to his family at'home. 

On leaving college BELMONT began, work with a firm of + Certified; Public 
Accountants 'in San Diego in the fall of 1931 and later in Los Angeles 
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conducted independent audits for several concerns,. He also was bookkeeper- . 
manager for South Gate, Los Angeles, High School* 

In 1933, Mr* BELMONT began a series of occupations that were to take 
him throughout the western United States and up the Pacific Coast to 
Alaska* His first job,* in the summer of 1933, took him from San Francisco 
up the coast, through the Animak Pass in Alaska to the Aleutians and the, 
Bering Sea whej-e he was steward and store manager for a salmon company* 
He says that the loneliness of this assignment was recompensed only by 
the magnificent salmon catches* 

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The summer of 1934 found BELMONT and Ms younger brothers packing 

off into the Rocky Mountains in search of gold. He ".panned for the_ 

precious metal in the notoriously famous-Mother-lode^countryr in the 
-Trinity mountains in the streams where the Forty-Niners struck it rich 
and into the Feather River territory where tremendous ivealth was found 
in earlier times. He built his own rocker and he terms his gold seeking 
expedition. as modestly successful* 

little, if any, of the great west is strange territory to BELMONT. 
He has travelled through every western state, visiting the Sierra Nevadas, 
Death Valley, Yosemite, the Grand Canyon, Mount Whitney,^. the^ Painted-Desert, 
Imperial JTalley,_the -SaltonSea ahdrBouider Dam among .many other places* 

In the summers of 1935 and 1936, BELMONT was a "gear jammer" in 
Glacier National Park. .j£ "gear jammer" is the term applied to the bus 
drivers who conduct, the tours through the famous Western park. In his 
spare time, BELMONT hiked over most of the great area on foot. It was 
at this time that he became interested in the Bureau and he filed, his 
application during the ' summer of 1936* 

Mr# BEIilONT entered on duty with the Bureau on November 30, 1936, 
and was first assigned to the Birmingham Field Division in March, 1937* 
He was transferred to the Chicago Field Office 7/here he worked from July, 
1937, until he reported for duty at the Bureau in June> 1938, where he 
was a supervisor in the Chief Clerk*s office and also spent six months 
in the National Defense section* While at the Bureau' hd conducted the 
tours at the Bureau 1 s range and won the supervisors* handball tournament*. 

Mr. BELMONT reported to the New York Office in January, 1941 and 
was assigned as supervisor o£ the desk handling applicants, special 
.inquiries, Bribery, Impersonation, White Slave and National Motor Vehicle 
Theft Act violations. In one. month, more than 900 applicant cases were 
handled on his desk. In July, 4942, he was assigned as supervisor on "the 
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In August, 1942, Mr. BELMONT went to Chicago as Assistant Special 
Agent in Charge and there figured prominently in the round-up of the 
notorious Touhy gang. He was transferred to Cincinnati on January 15, 
1943, as Special Agent in Charge, He returned to New York as Assistant 
Special Agent in Charge of Division Two on July 8, 1944, 

Mr, BED.50NT is rated as a firearms expert and although he has not 
shot a ^possible" at Quantico, he has turned in perfect scores with the 
revolver on more than one occasion in the field, He, of course, is a 
Bureau speaker, has conducted numerous police conferences and also has 
assisted in conducting inspections in the field. He is active in field 
office functions, participating with the bowling and Softball teams 
and was a member of a recent winning section pistol team. In some of 
his leisure time, he will be found on the nearest golf course, 

Mr. BELMONT was married on May 14th, 1938 in Chicago, Two of his 
brothers also have served in the Bureau* HCMARD BELMONT, formerly a 
clerk in personnel files and later night clerk at Los Angeles, is now 
an ensign on a Navy minesweeper overseas. DONALD BELMONT, formerly a 
clerk in the identification division and stenographer at Los Angeles 
and Juneau, is an aviation cadet in the Army Air Corps, 

BELMONT is a product of hard work. His thoroughness in his, duties 
assure a job well done but despite his serious approach to the problems 
he has not lost one bit of a personality which has won and continues to 
van him friends in the Bureau. He is presently classified as CAF 13, 
salary $6,000 per annum* 



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Honorable T. Vincent Quinn 

United States Attorney 

Eastern District of New York 

Federal Building '-.-■ 

Brooklyn , Vow York f ( 

My dear Mr. Quinn; 

T do want to thank you for your letter of 
February 23, 1^45, in regard to the recent trial of 
the two German spies who were taken into custody in 
New York City. Jn your warm, comments concern inc the 
work of our Bureau and its representatives, I found 
a source- of deep gratification. In nart icular T 
would like to express appreciation for your commenda- 
tion of Assistant Direct or £ar 1 J ./ Connelley , Assistant 
Special Agents in Charge Thomas J . /Bo ne pan and Alan 
H. Belmont, ae well oe Special Agents | ~| 

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this case met w i th y our ap ,-> ro 
Dure that those of us in the FBI look 
o cco.s ions in t h e fu t u re Kh en toe mi c-ht 
on matters of mutual interest. 



t h <:. t o u r hand I i n g o f 
al, and you may be 
fo rh:urti to 
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Special A^ent in Cr.a.^e , '.UUta.ii 0. McC^ ^ M , r 

Aj-ent; Charles. >L, .Nelson Svecl-'il Ay-nt . ~ ' ~ ' "' * 

Mr.. McCue. yo- will recall from thfe- 
reverts-, testified re^ivlnv; his Tie?tiru with the 
defendiint. Cole^a-ugh ; a;t th* Monies of S'dwara ; %'i^gf 
ta£ whitish time Coleoau^h informed hi^i ^f h^ V -nlai'i nh 
in the United States. The M^oretlon of Ind Tro'p 
action j by Mr. McCue, =»nd his frank nnd sincere 
method; of testifying was commented on bv aie^l^rs of 
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Assistant Special Agent in Charge Thomas 
^ . D op-**n testified no to the questioning of 
ColeS in an effort to promptly loeat eand arrest 
the defendant &impel. The ^tentlon to fle^xU * 
hovever rinute. and the r^ldity with «hleh tne 
auettiknin" took olace greatly Impressed the members 
*" the Commission-. 

Assistant Special Agent in Charge Alan H. 
Belmont testified at great, length regarding addi- 
tikall ouestiohing- of the defendant Colepaugh 
InvSlvlin'tf the details of his mission to tne United 
sVlte^ the route taken and the methods employed by 
the Seaman government in equipping a spy. He testi- 
f led V« to the code, and illustrated hie testimony, 
r „' r *«tlv. appreciated by 'the me-mbfers of the 
c^nvT.ic-ioh; H.l;s"a.ttlt,udo at all time a on the : . 
witn*ei» Pta-nd w*p frank and o-en and *rp«tly im- 
peS p^ the m^ber* of the Commission. 

? ,,^v^i: A ween t Charlec M, NelPon testified^ 
\\ r p f -v:ii,- th<= arrert o.f the Iffendnnt 
qrv ;;.. r ; a >: n : t credit r-- the- ^ure au by his testl 

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You. ore advised of the -following action concerning your, employment in the Department of ^J us tice:^ 
Nature of ; /wction: PAY INCE2ASE ;(JPERIODIC) 
Effective; April 1> ±9^ , „ " ^ * 






POSITION 

GRADE 
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BUREAU OR 
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remarks: Autc^tic Promotion: Bill,. ^Public .l*air ,#200» EeaJLlocated 

from Grade. CaJf-12> $1*600 per airnp to .Grade Caf -13 ^ 
lpp600 per : aihtoa^ effective July^ l6> 19H?» I*as*t jgromotiors 
was. f r<m,,Grade Caf T 13 > ,$560Q. per annum, to. Grade - Caf -13* 
$5800 per armxfia effective jWiuary l7 19^3 ♦ 



New appotntees must take oath of* office, 
enter on duty and execute ^necessary appoint-^ 
ment papers before any \ payment of* salary can 
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•^^$^q^ fho^i? employed fcy an agency 

in or niider tho Folor&l Government, fee classified jln Class li-A ot Class XT-B t>y 
*eacon cf ths tmt that he is regularly engaged in an activity in support of the 
national health, safety, or interest, er an activity in war production, and Is 30 
years of ag3 or over; or has teen found disqualified for any military service; or 
qualified for limited military service only. 

Eegi0trant^ statoa: 

,y ' R egistrant &&s r^cbed Jiis 3§th birthday^ 
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Mr. Belmont* assumed the itaties as Assistant Special Agent jLn Charge 
£n Hew York on July 8, 1944. He is in charge of Division II of the office* 
He has four Superyisors under; his direction, pnie handles all Security 
matters in the office, excepting Communist arid ihpse handled by the Majpir 
Case S.ectioh. Another handles Selective Service, another one directs investi- 
gations of Deserter fugitives, ?he fourth has charge of the liaison Section, 
whiqh consists of liaison, complaint, auS, Besident Agents* Sfhere are 258 
Agents in this PiYisioh, who handle a case J.oa& i?f appiroximat^y 4,000 "crises, 
^his does not include approximately 750 eases hafadl©** by BesidSnt Agents f 6r 
the various sections of- $he office. 

Division II under Mr. Belmont has handled eo&e extremely important 
cages since, he assumed charge* They have been ypXX administered. He has 
tafeen a personal interest in the work of the Supervisors under* Sim and *has 
brought about the adoption of procedures which, have Tfc>€»ea very effective. He 
has also generally reduced delinquencies* in those sections, Be has. displayed 
good judgment and is respected %y :the Agents of |he office; I consider his 
work to have been *Mgj^, satisfactory; 

SSAWS: EXCBLiMW 



MB. QLEpa: . 

Mr. Belmont is doing, a good' job. *He plans his wprk and is familiar 
vith what is going on in the various sections under his cbntrql f His 
appearance is, good/ Bis voice; is somewhat of a handicap, but. not seriously pp. 
He is substantial and is doing an entirely satisfactory jpt>. 



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Inspection Beport 
Hew York Field Division 
May 39, 1945 
Jtr. Olegg 








' , October lOj 194$ 

Kmon/mwi fob isn. VoLsbir / 

Today I sen Special /genii AIM ' 8* M&ttOTj Assistant SAO of 
the Itevx Tort Field Division* 2ft% Deltzonjti newest a $aed personal appear- 
ance and J believe can be rated above average*— ^- — • -- - - 

X discussed vtitH bin at zone length the desirability of en- 
deavoring ^o effect- a reduction in the hunber- of Specie! Agents assigned 
at Ueia Tori:* Fvm vhet he Mates, inerti i$ a great volume of Selective 
Service oases end deserter cases being handled and it mil be sone tine 
befgfe these are jco&plcted. Vhcn Mr* elcjgg ft 6$ concluded Ms inspect 
Hon of the tew Tort? Office X vovld like to have it careful study v.ade 
of it because nottsitlistanding the situation as -outlined by L'r* Belaont. 
2. do 'think the size of the J?e& Tori: Office should be ziaterially reduced, 

Vertf truly ytiurs. 



John Edgar Eooyer 
Director 









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Mr. £.>. 7S 

Urt Oottey » 
Mr. OUYln* 



, Mr. Lad d"V « **■<■ 

t Mr. Traar >~» .- * 
Mr* carson*,,,,^ 

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Mr. Ourr»a_ 



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' Mr. Pemin&fcyUi 
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HE: ALAJJ ## ;BEU!0KT (A) (ASAC) 

SPECrAti. AGENT - '" 



Dear Sir: 

The- alDove-ri'amed- Special, Agent attended an In-Service 
training course a^< * he Seat pf * tjovernment from October* 8j to 

Octol>d3r 19> JL9i^# 

-He attained the following grades: 



$ote*bopk 

Sxanijiatldn 

Bip .Shooting . 

■E'ractical pistol Course 
.Shotgun 
,30 .Rifle 
Machine Gun 







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fhe, £|rearm$ .grades should *>e entered oa the individual 
field firearms graining record card. 

Very truly yours, 

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1 Director 






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BATE : 9/20/45 



While discussing other matters virijfch ASAC* Belxacht> tpday, 
he stated t&vfc.he desired to call to the Bureau 1 s attention 
parti<h&arly *..tf excellent 3hd fine ouantxer in, which ih^ .Spec??- : * & * - 
ial Agent resignations are being accepted.; He said th£ cord- 
ial phraseology toeing uised is* doing mxich io H esteblich in ih$ 
minds. o£ % ose- Agents^ resigning, a ?e$l ^rm/perfco#a| £epling ~ 
fof the Biractoi* and the Bureau*. *- He said the cordiality of r „ 
these Je.tter's is going to pay huge dividends in the ppst-vrar - 
period, * - 

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Mr, Clegg 

Mr. Coffey^ 
, Mr. Glavln 
r Mr, Ladd ~ 
Mr. NIchoIT 
Mr. Rosen *" 

Mr*. Tracy 

Mr. Carson__ 
Mr. Egan 
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Mr. Penningwir 
Mr. Quinn TjrasT^ 
Tele*. Roo fl 

Mr. Nease_^ 

Miss Beah a 
Miss Oand y 



On August 17, while discussing another natter with Special 

Agent E, C*, Gresham, Mr; Belmont advised J;hat he \ms scheduled for < 
, annual leave for -the. week beginning August 20 r 1945, ; and that he had inadvertently 
* failed to advised : the Bureau prior to that date. However, he advised that- a 
letter was going forward to the Bureau on that date advising that unless instructed 
to the contrary, he would proceed on annual leave for the week of August 20, 1945# 

RECOmaTOATION: It is recommended that this annual leave be approved * 
for Mr# Mmont# 




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, , There is attached' herewith the July.28th. salary check of 
Alan H. Bejmo'nt, 'which is dated Augrisi 10,, 19$ * this ,chec^ underpays 
Special Agent Belmont in the amount- of $100,00 and the Department ojt * 
Justice has advised that a* .check Tdllie available about, August 
to' coyer the underpayment'. 




Attachment 
Registered MI 
Return --Receipt Requested' 






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Mr. Correy 

"Mr. Olavtri 

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IN REPLY, PLEASE REFER TO 
FlUE NO. _».„ ■ -.. ; . 

Director 

Federal Bureau of Investigation 
United States Departnent of Justice 
Washington, D. C* 

Dear Sin 

For inclusion in the fund to be paid to the widow or designated beneficiary of any Special 
Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States * Department of Justice^ who had contrib- 
uted to this fluid prior to July 50, 1945, and who diesfton any cause except self-destruction while 
employed as a Special- Agent, J an forwarding herewith (by CHECK - W Hlff OltDETty the sum of ten dollars, 
•(|10*00)/tt(le payable t<Tthe Chief 'Clerk *of*8ai"d"Bia r eau, t io be included in 'said ftudrFayient will" 
be made for death by self-destruction after the Agent has been a umber of the v fund for two years* 
It is understood and agreed that the sun tendered, herewith is*a voluntary, gratuitous contribution 
to said fund, which I understand is to'beadadnistered in the following Banner: 

n 

THe Director of the Bureau will appoint a comnlttee which shall consider all natters per? 
taining to the acquisition, safe keeping and expending, of said fund, which comittee will recommend 
appropriate action to the Director of the Bureau in pertinent natters. The Chief Clerk of said 
Bureau shall receive all contribution* and account for sane to the 'Director* 

Upon the death of any Special Agent, the appointed coMttee will, consider the case and 
sutadt a recommendation to the 1 Director as to. its conclusions ^ Appropriate instructions will then ^ 
be issued'tb the Chief Cleric, directinghim;to"pay to the designated^beneflciwy thV^sun of $10j000 ? 

The following person is hereby designated as ny beneficiary, for F*B* I. Agents 1 Insur- 
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The following person is hereby designated as my beneficiary under the.Chas»,S. Ross'Fund 
providing $15<X)-death benefit ^beneficiary of agents killed' inline of duty .. < 

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- *-- - RECORD *0F PHYSICAL EXAMINATION OP OFFICERS ARD SPECIAL AGENTS 
FEDERAL BUREAlkOF INVESTIGATION, U. S. DEPARTMENT OF'JUSTICE 

name . Alan Harnden^Belmont age jg years. 9 months 

NATIVITY(state of birthl If. T. MARRIED. SINGLE, WIDOWED; married NUMBER OF CHILDREN__ 

FAMILY HlStORY f/one> Father* Mother. 5 siblings living and wel l. 9 siblings' 

dead* accidental* - rheumatic fever & in childbirth. " Wif e in good 

health* " ^ : - [ ! ^__ 

history of illness, or injury 1926 (avprox) pi tyriasis rosea. 1919 kink in Z_ 
ureter. Tonsillectomy as child. ' - 



HEAD AND FACE 



neg 



EYES: PUPILS (size, shape, reaction to light and distance, ptc.V equal & react 
DISTANT VISION RT> 20/ 15 corrected to 20/ 

- - --- LT. 20/ 15 , -corrected to 20/ ■= 

color perceptio n normal 



(state edition" of Stilling's plates or Lamps used) 
DISEASE OR ANATOMICAL DEFECTS none 



EARS: HEARING RT. WHISPERED VOICE I5 /l5' CONVERSATIONAL SPEECH 



LT. WHISPERED- VOICE 15/ 15' CONVERSATIONAL SPEECH 
DISEASE OR DEFECTS n , Z 

nose neg ..'""-■ ^-^- 



As 

/15 



SINUSES. 



M£t 



(Di sease^or^ana tomi cal. de feet, ^obstruct i.on,^tc 



TONGUE, PALATE, PHARYNX, ^LARYNX 



,' tonsils x^Pto £ kikf^&?.z&4 




ej, 



TEETH, AND GUMS(disease or anatomical defect!: normal , 

MISSING TEET H * 1*7*9*20*30 
NON VITAL TEET H- \ * » 
PERIAPICAL DISEASE 




MARKED, MALOCCLUSION 
PYORRHEA ALVEOLARIS 
TEETH REPLACED BY BRIDGES 

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DENTURES upper partials satis fact o ry 

REMARKS '*'...' ". ' „ 



17 I» 19 20 21 22 23 24 2S 26 27 2* 2* 30 31 32 

R.. B. Molecott > (\ 



GENERAL BUILD AND APPEARANCE 



medium 



(Signature of Dental Offi 



TEMPERATURE 97«<%/* < 

HEIGHT / . W 3/k 



• *- CHEST AT EXPIRATION.; LlO -\ 

__^ CHEST AT INSPIRATION .' %2b 

±15t CIRCUMFERENCE OF ABDOMEN AT UMBILICUS_J£2s: 




WEIGH T 

RECENT GAIN OR LOSS, AMOUNT AND CAUSE - n 

SKIN, HAIR, AND GLANDS n ; 



£ 



NECK (abnormalities, thyroid gland, trachea,' larynx) J*. 



SPINE AND EXTREMITIES (bones, joints, muscles, 


feet) 


71 








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THORAX (size, shape, movement, rib cage, mediastinum) nep 



RESPIRATORY SYSTEM, BRONCHI, *LUNGS, PLEURA, ETC. nea 



Photo-Fluoroscovv of chest shows primary focus in one apex. 

CARDIO -VASCULAR SYSTEM nep 



HEART (note all signs of cardiac involvement')^ Tieg 



PULSE: BEFORE EXERCISE 72 _ BLOOD PRESSURE: SYSTOLIC 108 

AFTER EXERCISE ^ 96 ~ biASTOLI.C_JZ^. 

THREE MINUTES AFTE R 72* 

CONDITION OF ARTERIES - normal . CHARACTER OF PULSE full & req 

condition of veins normal hemorrhoids none 

ABDOMEN AND PELVIS (condition of Avail, scars, herniae, abnormality of viscera) neg ;_ 



GENI TO-URINARY SYSTEM - heg 



URINALYSIS: SP, GR. 1*015 ALB. neg SUGAR nea - . MICROSCOPICAL nep 

VENEREAL DISEASE no . '-'-'- ' ." " - - . -..-,.. 



NERVOUS SYSTEM nep 



(organic or functional* disorders) 
ROMBER G ^ , ^gg INCOORDINATION (gait, speech) no 



HEFLEXES. rSUPERFIClAL ^prgSent. / . DEEPfknee. ankle, elbow) present TREMORS no 

SEROLOGICAL TESTS - nea BLOOD TYPE ^ A ~ -'— -—-'-; 

ABNORMAL PSYCHE (neurasthenia, psychasthenic, depression, instability., worries) - - - 



tetanus ■- 



neve? 



SMALLPOX. VACCINATION: DATE OF LAST VACCINATION nhild hood 

TYPHOID PROPHYLAXIS: NUMBER OF COURSES . . _ . 



DATE OF LAST COURSE 



ne v er 



REMARKS ON ABNORMALITIES NOT OTHERWISE NOTED OR SUFFICIENTLY DESCRIBED ABOVE. 



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summary of defectsI* Dental caries. 


2. 


Primary focus An one apex of 


. questionable , stability. . . 




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CAPABLE OF EERFORMING DUTIES INVOLVING '«,.. strenuous ...... .. PHYSICAL EXERTION 

IS THIS INDIVIDUAL, PHYSICALLY FIT TO PARTICIPATE IN RAIDS AND APPREHENSION OF CRIMINALS 

WHICH: MIGHT ENTAlt THE PRACTICAL USE OF FIREARMS , - Ves - <ves or no) 

(when no is given* state cause) ~ - ^ > - - - - - : . 

FINDINGS, RECOMMENDATIONS AND REMARKS (as per boards, when necessary) 



1, Following immunisations , recommended:: smallpox* typhoid & tetanus 
2 9 Dental care for caries. 



3* This, individual should have an X-ray of the [chest to check the stability 
of trie primary focus in the ap ex & a report forwarded to this activity. 
H6 has Returned to New Jerk for duty. - , - 



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December J, 1945, 



Director, FBI 



FACTORY 
BUY 

VNITED 
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WAR 

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AND 

ISTAMPS 




Dear Sirj 

' In accordance with Bureau letter of 
November 6, 19^5 > recommending that I have an X-Ray of 
the che'st' to check the stability of the primary focus 
in the apex, this is to advise that such an X-Ray has 

.been -made,, the. results. of_tdiich.are_se.t_,forth.:in_ _the 

attached letter of November':. 26th, from Dr. Richard Dalton 
of the U. S, Public Health Service, Marine Hospital, 
Staten Island* ' 



Very truly yours, 



Enclosure, 






[ELIOT? 

Assistant Special %ent in Charge 

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FEDERAL SECURITY AGENCY 
U. S. PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE 
; STATEN ISLAND 4, N. Y. 



IN REPLYING ADDRESS 

MEDICAL OFFICER IN CHARGE 

U. S. MARINE HOSPITAL 

AND REFER TO 



November 26, 1945 



,M»*l>onegan 
■Mr. Belmont 

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Mr* E.B. Conroy, 
Special Agent in Charge, 
Federal Bureau of Investigation, 
234 U.S. Court House, 

Dear Sir: 

X-ray examination of the chest of Mr* Alan H. Belmont reveals few 
calcific nodules in the parenchyma of the hilum and slightly increased 
hronchovascular markings. However, there is no evidence of recent or 
active pulmonary disease. 

By direction of the Medical Officer in Charge. 

RespectfullyV 




chard Dalton, M.D. 






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along afifh tlw &fadu&tion E&er6ioc$ of t%^ 
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for 7Z& to; $ee &ou wh$X0 you mere at headquarters* 
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#rv Alan ffarnden Belmont 
Federal Bureau of Investigation 
23U V* #♦ Cmri nouse r Foley Square 
ffe^Tork 7> ITcw fork 

Mar Iftv Belmont? 

The Bureau is fn receipt of the report of the physical 
examination afforded you at the United States IlaVal, Eospitdl^ 
Bethesda? Maryland^ on XJcioper 18* l$k5* 

This report reflects that you 1 have a primary focus in 
one apex and^phatyou have dental carieff* - - ' * 

The Board of Examining Physicians 'of the United States, 
llaval JSospitdl reconuends inoculation for smallpox* typhoid^ and. 
tetanus* dental care for caries* and that you should have an X^Iiay 
of the chest to check the stability of the primary focUs in the 
apex and a report forwarded to iSfce; Bu^eau^r;^ 

It reports that you Ure capable of performing, strenuous 
physical exertion and have no physical; defects that would inter* 
fere with your participation in raids ox other work involving the 
practical use of firearms* 



in'cerely "yours* 



^ A "-'-- < "^^-/— *«**. jofm Edg'ar Hoover- 

Director v 






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STANDARD FOftM NO. 64 











Office Memorandum 



UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 



-TO 
FROM 



MR. GUVIX 



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DATE: My III 



fiS 



J. P. JfOHR 

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SUBJECT: JU H K BE1M0BT 

ASAG - to iforfc Field division 




Mr. Belmont called today (7/10/46) and stated that 



KT. Hendon 
Mr. Pensiuporr 

ISr. quite TO. 

Tele. Roos 

Mr. Kea$e_ 

Miss Eea te , ~ 
Miss Sandy 



He desired annual leave, starting July 12, 1946, through My 19, 
1946, and he was requesting Bureau approval, 

* 

In accordance with youf instructions, Mr. B.elmont was 
authorized to tafce this leave* 




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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 

WASHINGTON 25, D. C, 



July 2, 1946- 



CIRCULAR NO. 3959 

TO ALL EMPLOYEES:^ 

Subject: Affidavit regarding membership in organizations which 
assert the right to strike against the Government. 



Appropriation bills for the fiscal year 1947 provide that 
no part of the appropriation shall be used to pay the salary or wages 
of any person who engages in a strike against the Government of the 
United States or who is a member- of an organization of Government 
employees that asserts the right to strike against the Government of 
the United States. It is provided that for the purpose of this 
legislation an affidavit shall be considered prima facie, evidence 
that the person making the affidavit has not contrary to the provi- 
sions of this law engaged in a strike against the Government of the 
United States and is not a member of an organization of Government 
employees that asserts the right to strike against the Government of 
the United States. 

All employees must execute the affidavit on the other side 
of this circular. When you have signed the affidavit it should be 
returned promptly* to, your immediate sup$£visor who will fqrwarti it 
through regular channels (for noting against payroll records) to 
the Administrative Assistant to the Attorney General. 

Certifying Officers shall not release salary checks until 
this affidayit has been prepared and forwarded. 




S. A. ANDRBTTA 
7 ^ Administrative Assistant 

\ **-£**.. t0 t he Attorney General 



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AFFIDAVIT 
STRIKING AGAINST THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT 



Department of Justice 
(Dept* or Estab.) 



Federal Bureau of Investigat ion 
(Bureau or Office) 



Nev; York* New York 

(Place of Employment) 



I, Alan H« Belmont 



_ /do hereby swear (or affirm) 

that I am not engaged in any- strike against the Government of the United 
States and that I will not so engage while an employee of the Government 
of the United States i that I am not a member of an organization of Govern- 
ment employees, that asserts the right'to strike against the Government of 
the United States, and that I will not while a Government employee become 
a member of such' an organization* 




Subscribed and sworn to before me this 

at YIPjucT lArS^jjfe, state ofj±^a^ 



(Signature of employee or appointee) 

f<f>^ dav ofJ^WJLk, 19^6 



sXPPH^ianos 

Notary Public. Waster County 

Westchester Co.No.7538 

N Y. Co. No. 1204 

Commission Expires March 30tb. 1948 

[seal] 

(Not needed where none available) 





(gigiyature of Of fiqer) 




NOTE; Any officer or employee of a department or establishment who Is designated in 
writing by the head thereof to administer oaths in connection with employment as 
required by law is authorized to administer the affidavit required incidental to the 
foregoing and such affidavit must be administered without charge or fee and has the 
same force and effect as affidavits administered by officers having seals* 

STATUTORY PENALTY CLAUSE: "Any person who engages in a strike against the Government 
of the United States, or who is a member of an organization of Government employees 
that asserts the right to strike against the Government of the United States ***and 
accepts' employment the salary or wages for which are paid from any appropriation 
contained in this Act shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, shall be 
fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned for, not more than one year, or both: Provide" 



tution for, any other provision *of existing law," 





JAN'S 01947 



• 



further, that the above penalty clause shall be in addition to, and not in subset. 



WRG 



PER„..„'^.^s 



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Standard Form No. 51, Rev. 

Approved Dec. 1943 

C. S. C. Dept. Cir. No. 458 



ANNUAL 



Form approved 
Budget Bureau No. 50-R012. 
Approval expires Mar. 30, 1945. 



ADMINISTRATIVE-UNOFFICIAL ( ) 

OFFICIAL: 

5£GU **££.„ L 3£ 1_ special _ < ) 



PROBATIONAL or TRUL PERIOD ( 



REPORT OF 
EFFICIENCY RATING 

As of Jl?£2llJki„lS.y. based on performance during period from MUJ-M.-.l^ ISSS^JIlJ^ 
..WlMONT . ASSISTANT SPECIAL AGENT IN CHARGE CAP-llj. 



ALAN H«. BELMONT 

(Name of employee) 

FEDERAL BUREAU OP INVESTIGATION 



(Title of position, service, and grade) 

NEW YORK FIELD DIVISION 



(Organization— Indicate bureau, division, section, unit, field station) 



ON LINES BELOW 
MARK EMPLOYEE 

'V if adequate 

— if weak 

+ if outstanding 



Study the instructions in the Hating Official's Guide, C. S. C. Form 

No..3823A. . - - ■ 

Underline the elements which are especially important in the position. 
Rate only on elements pertinent to the position, 
a. Do not rate on elements in italics except for employees in admin- 
istrative, supervisory, or planning positions. ' 
6. Hate administrative, supervisory, and planning functions on 
elements in italics. 



CHECK ONE: 

Administrative, 
supervisory, or 
planning™ „ SI 



AH others. 



D 



V 



(1) Maintenance of equipment; tools, instruments. 

(2) Mechanical skill. 

j*fc (3) Skill in the application of techniques and pro- 
cedures. ' , 

— — (4) Presentability of work (appropriateness of ar- 
rangement and appearance of work). 

..dll (5) Attention to broad phases of assignments. 

-Jit (6) Attention to pertinent detail. 

i (7) Accuracy of operations. 

—dr. (8) Accuracy of final results. 

-i^r. (9) Accuracy of judgments or decisions. 

«dl.(10) Effectiveness in presenting ideas or facts. 

...*.. (11) Industry. 

„:h-(12) Rate of progress on or completion of assign- 
ments. 

„:fc-(13) Amount of acceptable work produced. . (Is mark 
based on production records? .„„!IcL ) 



-dfc. 



(21) Effectiveness in planning broad programs. 

(22) Effectiveness in adapting the work program to 
jbroader or related programs, 

(23) Effectiveness in devising procedures. 

(24) Effectiveness xn laying out work and establish- 
ing standards of performance for subordi- 
nates. * 

(25) Effectiveness in directing, reviewing, and check? 
%ng the work of subordinates. 

(26)^ Effectiveness in instructing, training, and 
developing subordinates in the work. 

(27) Effectiveness in promoting high working morale. 

(28) Effectiveness in determining space, personnel, 
and equipment needs. . 

.a?.. (29) Effectiveness in setting anol obtaining adher* 
ence to time limits and deadlines. 






.J». (14) Ability to organize his work. 

..-±..(15) Effectiveness in meeting and 
others. 

- -±„ (16) Cooperativeness. 

-.±..(17) Initiative. 

.rfc.. ( 18 ) Resourcefulness. 

.±..(19) Dependability. 

-Jb. (20) "Physical fitness for the work* 



(Yes or no) 
dealing with 



(80), Ability to make decisions. 

(31) Effectiveness in delegating clearly defined 
authority to act - 



STATE ANY OTHER ELEMENTS CONSIDERED 



-t- (A) ..AbiJLij^Jb^ 

group of Agents on raids 



lead a 



and 



.« (B) „.^n^e^o-u«—a-s-s-i-gnperi.ts-w- — — - 

Capability of assuming further 



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STANDARD 
Deviation* must be explained on reverse side of this form 



Plus marks on all underlined elements, and no minus marks™..—.^. .- 

Plus marks on at least half of the underlined elements, and no*minus 

Check marks or better on a majority of underlined elements, and'any 
minus marks overcompensated by plus,marks i— -«. 

Check marks or better on a majority of underlined elements, and minus 
marks not overcompensated ^bypftismarit 15 ---- . — -—- 

Minus marks on at least half pf the underlined* elements -.:.«„«.... 



Rated by J _!Sr£ — ->srf«™.„.l™„"_.. — 

(Sj^n^ur^f-raltnfir 

ReviewesL-b£^&£^„„A. — X„^LJL m 

(Signature o^revietoing official) 



.SEEC IAL..-&GEN3?XBiI 

(Title) > 
tam Director, 

-?£der^Bureau.9fJaYfi£Usatlon 

1 (Title) 




Adjective ' 
rating 

Excellent x 
Very good 
Good 



Fair 
Unsatisfa 



, JXCJLLENB ,0 



March 27 , . 

. (Date) / 



rati] 



7££ 



(Date) 



Rating approved by efficiency rating committee 

\y (Date) 



Report to employee 



(Adjective rating) 



V. S. COVUKMUT MtlMTINS Off ICC 



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ALAN H. BELMONT 

ASSISTANT SPECIAL AGENT IN CHARGE 

CAP - ll|. t- $7,175 PER ANNUM 



Mr. Belmont entered on duty as a Special Agent of the 
Bureau on November 30, 1936. Prior to his present assignment, 
he has been "a Supervisor at the Bureau, Supervisor at the New 

york-^City .office, Assist ant ^Special Agent -In < Char ge-at Chicago^ 

and Special Agent in Charge of the Cincinnati office. He reported 
for duty as< Assistant Special Agent in Charge* at New York on 
July 8,. 19ij4. 

At the beginning of the rating period,, Mr, Belmont was in 
charge of Division II of the office, with four Supervisors under 

.his direction, who handled German Security and Internal Security 
matters, Foreign Travel Control, Alien Enemy Control, General 

-Security- and Internal Securltyy Selective; Service," as ^well~as 
allied cases *. He also had under Ma direction the Liaison Section 
of the office which generally consists of liaison, complaint, and 
resident agents. 

On October 1, I9I4.5, Mr. Belmont, under a reorganization 
of the office, took charge, of Division II, with six Supervisors 
under his direction who handled all accounting and general criminal 
investigations, the Liaison Section,, the Nig&t Supervisor, and the 
Administrative Section of the office., which Is composed of clerical 
employees, /the Training Unit, and: 'Personnel Counsellor. 

During the past month, ,Mr-. Belmont has, assumed charge of 
Division I of the office, where ;he has six Supervisors under his 
direction.- They handle ma j.or cases as well as all .security matters, 
including Communist cases and Russian espionage; In this, division 
also .are the Deserter and Selective Service Supervisors, in. this 
position Mr. Belmont will ha,ve under his immediate direction some 
of the mosjr important cases being handled, by the Bureau. 

Mr; Belmont is a firearms expert^ is very adept with all 
types, of firearms and is. well qualified to direct dangerous, assign- 
ments. He is a qualified Bureau- speaker; An excellent response has 
been received to -his, p ub 11 o^ appearances. "He is an expert witness, 
presents a nice <appearance ; , >s invariably he.atf in dre^a and brings 
forth a favorable reaction\from those whom he~ meets;, He is intensely 
interested in his work. He is qualified lis* a Bureau Inspector. 



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Mr* Belmont has had the respect of the .employees who 
have been working' for hinw The results he has secured in the 
administration of Division II as originally organized and 
later reorganized have been excellent, I anticipate that his 
services in* charge of Division I will continue to be of a high 
order * 



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Director 

Federal Bureau of Investigation 
United States Department of Justice 
Washington, D. C. 

Dear Sir: 

Ibr inclusion in the ftmd to be paid to the, widow or designated r beneficiary : o£ any Special 
Agent ^of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, United! States Department ^of Justice, who, had contrib- 
uted to this fund prior tVFebruary 28,^1946, and who dies ftomany. cause except self-destruction while 
employed as a Special Agent, I am forwarding herewith (by CHECK --MWBWStESf) the sun o£ ten dollars 
<($10.00), made payable to the Chief Clerk of said Bureau, to'be included in said fund. Payment will 
be made for death by self-destruction % after the Agent has been a member of the fund for two years*, 
It4s^understood'and*a^eed4hat4he,sum^ a>oluntary,~ gratuitousjcontribution _ _ , _ 

to said fund, which I understand is to be administered in the following Banner: 

The Director of; the Bureau will appoint a consaittee wh£cK shall consider all natters* per- 
taining to .the 1 acquisition, safe keeping and expending of said fttnd, which committee will recommend „ 
.appropriate action to -the. Director of the Bureau In pertinent matters. The, Chief Clerk of said 
"Bureau shall receive all contributions and^account for same' to * the Director., 

'Upon the death of any Special,Agent,. the appointed' committee will consider the, case and 
sutait a * recommendation to the Director, as 'to its conclusions; Appropriate instructions will then 
be issued to the Chief Clerk, directing hii to pay to the designated beneficiary the:8ua,of'$10,000. 

J!he,f6Uowing*personl8,herety^ _ ^ _. 

Address * htLiiUiLASj 1 i 'ftLuWktf ^ M 
Dated. l>->lT''¥-t 




The following person is hereby, designated as ay Jbeneficiary .under, the Chas,,S. Ross Fund 
providing. JlSOO-deathjbenefit' to beneficiary of agents Killed.in line of duty , 

'Nam e . . /3>&aa<j£. • " - ■ ■ - A ddress - - 




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Febx^ary 26, 1946 



Mr • E # B# Conroy 

John Edgar Hoover 

I*edor£tl Bureau of Investigation 



Shis is to advise you the above haxaed Assistant SAO ^should be 
assigned the duties of Supervisor of Division One An the Hew York Office 
effective the date jlr, ponegan ceases active dutyi 

8peciat Agent Robert. J; Lynch is being transferred to your office, 
to replace Agent BoliaouW 



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Mr.- Etta a ^'>" >" 

Mr. ourne* 
Mr. Hendorf 



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Mr. t A. S 
Mr. Clegg_ 

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add ' 

'Nlcliols 

'. Rosen ' 




Mr. -Tracy 
Mr. CarsoiT 
Mr. Egan 



Mr. Heirton 

Mr, PenniiffiT 



Mr'. Qulnn" fann" 
Tele. Roon 



Jfr. Behont U unier consideration for a'wiioripuf^ 

promotion at thk the, For the director /$**------"-* *• ■- 

Belmont was reallocated from ffrade CM-fympQ perMM^ 
to BiF-lk) $115 per annus on January 4 '2®>^eL $ 



In uiew of the /act tliofr fte m kc^l /leal&ed, 



bitli an appropriate ealarj/ increase, it is- -si^M^m^U 
meritorious increase 'be heli in abeyance at ^fiwfsini.tijiiei 




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STANDARD FORM NO. 64 



Office Memorandum 



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FROM 



SUBJECT: 



MR. TOLSON 
R. C. tiENDON 



/ 



UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 



date; 2/20/46 





to 

It is recommended that Assistant SAC Alan H. Belmont 
of the New York Office replace T. J. Donegan, who has resigned 

as Assistant SAC of Division 1 at New York. This Division 

handles major cases^ espionage matters ^ technical surveillances j 
Communist cases and Selective Service and deserter cases. In 
addition the Assistant in charge of this Division ordinarily acts 
in charge of the office in Mr. Conroy f s absence. 

Mr. Belmont was first -assigned to the New York Office as 
a Supervisor in January 1941 and for a short period of time served * 
as #1 Man to Mr. Drayton who was then Assistant SAC in charge of 
Division 2. Belmont then served as Assistant SAC* at Chicago and 
SAC at Cincinnati- prior to returning to New York as Assistant SAC 
on July- 8^ 1944 ^ -He- is^presently^i.n^charg^ jof^J)ivtsion .2. _ Jtf ts. „ 
believed he is sufficiently familiar , with the overall operations 
of the New York Office to take over very adequately Donegan ! s work. 

To replace ^Belmont as Assistant SAC in charge of 
at New York j it is recommended that Assistant SAC .Rober t £ 
be transferred from Baltimore* 

Lynch has an excellent record* He entered on duty in 
June 1937 and is presently in Grade CAF 12, $5600 per annum. He ^ 
is~'a native of Brooklyn and graduated from Columbia University with 
an A.B. degree and is a Certified Public Accountant of New York 
State. His office, of preference is New York City. He was first . ^ 
assigned to that office in April 1939 and supervised, accounting work. 
In addition he was the #2 Man to the Assistant SAC of this particular 
division. He was transferred to Baltimore as Assistant SAC in July 
1945. Division. 2 at New York handles the supervision of the various 
administrative matters and the general criminal investigations. 

Permanent briefs on ' Belmont and Lynch are attached. 




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OPdtmMM • UNITED STATES; GOVERNMENT 



TO : iffi, MOT 



.SUBJECT: AIM //. "MUONT 

Assistant* SAG 
tieio Yor,k Office 



DATE: 2/4/46 nS !rt 8 fe 






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J/r< &2)»ont a/^r seri;% as SAO aVCincinnatv from 
January 15, 1943 to July. 3., J9U wah deMgnatei Assistant SAG 
at New York and has been serving there since that tine; Mr, 
Clegg-in the inspection of the Hew Yor'k Office in May 1945 . 
stated that he. was doing a good nob:* < 

Mr t ^onegan, the-giiher Assistant SAG at, Few York, Win ' 
Grade 14 as was Mr, Yinceni. I recoikend, thai Eekdhi- be in- 
creased frm Grade GAF 13,, $6'65P per mhm to Grade CAF U, - 
$7175 per -annm* * . *" ..••__ 



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IN REPLY, PLEASE REFER TO 
FILE NO 



January 16th/ ;1946 



PERSONAL, AND 
CON^ENTIAi; 



Mr. E. A,Tomn w . 



J. Edgar Hoover, Director 
Federal Bureau of Investigation 
United States Department of Justice 
Yfashington, D. C» 



Dear .Mr. .Hoover $ 




Mr. Egnv .„.„...«»> 4 
'tote, Guraea «,* ^^^ 
Mr. Iffcrbo ,.....»„., 
| Mr. Kewdon ,^„ t ..„| 
i Mr. PcouitjEton „» A . « 
Mr* Qu&mTaxaia 
Mr. Ncaee^,...^ 
Miss Gandy;...., 



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^_ __ _ i^was very happy to- receive;yoiur letter of ^ 
January. 7th, advising me of a raise in gra.de and salary. 

My chief reaction was not occasioned by the 
monetary increase, although this of course vias very accept- 
able, but rather by the confidence you have placed in me . 

I assure you of my continued devotion to 
you and to the Bureau. 



Since; 




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Federal Bureau of Investigation 

United States Department of Justice 

234 United States Court House, Foley Square 

Ne* Xork 7* Hen Yprk 



Dear Mr. Belmont: 



X am indeed pleased to advise you that you have been recommended 
for promotion from the position of Special Agent, $6650 per annum in Grade 
CAP T 13* :to the position of Special Agent, $7175 per annua in Grade CAP 14> 
effective January 14, 1946» 

Sincerely yours, 

$. Sa^ar Hoover 

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Director 



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Officfe dropped by to state that Mr. Carson. 
while he had put in a request * Mr. Egan_ 
to see you he had nothing Mr. Gurnea 

particular in mind to take up; 
that he had reservations on the 
5:00 o'clock train and wondered 
if he should remain over. I tolfa^ 
him that unless he had something Teie> Room 
specifically to discuss with Mr Ne * age ' 
you I did not think it necessary u ' Beab ~ 
for hinrto^remain over.-~AccorditfaTj/r„rr~ 
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feels Ms squad assignedM^fhiG^mmuJjst a&d*SL. 
SovielRBspionage 1 cases i^\\ih^M?M.Joj:^MSJi^ 
is us^g considerable^ ingenu^iv^in ^o^Ma ^ 



beyond the ordinary i%vesti§ntive s'iep- 
effort to develop *feeKFEDK»SVrii^ j 

that the men on this i squad**p&a*s&ssed~~oon*s4de'P- 
able enthusiasm and that their morale is 
excellent* He stated further that while 
they are quite delinquent in the New York 
Office, he feels that they are making steady 
progress in all the projects and are putting 

I first things first. He indicated that he is 
badly in need of at least 30 additional Agents 
at this time k f or assignment to the Communist 
squad and that he realises the Burepu is and 
will do everything possible to furnish the 
necessary Agent personnel for this work in 
the N&w York Office. 



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DECLASSIFICATION AUTHORITY DERIVED FROM: 
FBI AUTOMATIC DECLASSIFICATION GUIDE 
DATE 09~21~Z010 



Septembjsn JQ-, 



MEMORANDUM FOR 




Mr. T.olson, 

Mr. E. A. Tamm>^ 

Mr, Clegg_ 

Mr. Gl&vin_ 

Mr. Ladd - 

Mr. Nichols, 

Mr. Rosen 

Mr. Tracy 

Mr. Carson^. 

Mr. Eg an 

Mr. Gjurnea_ 
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There are set forth below a few items which Miss Gandy, 

the Assistant Directors believe should be discussed with _____ 
Assistant Special Agent in Ch^r^efjelmont of the New York Office 
when- he reports for In-Service Training on Monday, ~Sep,temben 33 j $946+ 
Mr* Belmont is in charge of division I of the New York Office. Div- 
ision I is divided into six sections - Major Gase x Communism, Russian 
Espionage, Technicals^ and Selective Service, and Deserters, each of 
which is supervised by a Special Agent Supervisor. 

Inspections . Recheck survey and- inspection - October 1945, B.H.Clegg 

File Projects - The alien enemy registration files are set up by 
nationality and maintained alphabetically by names. The present 
project is to consolidate the German alien enemy registration file 
material with the main indices and files of the office. The same 
consolidation is being effected in the Italian alien enemy regis- 
tration file*. The same type of consolidation, is being effected in 
the major case indices and Communist indices ♦ Inquiry should be 
made of ASAC Belmont as to the status of these projects. 

Personnel Matters - Tardinesses appeared excessive. For example, 
in March 1945 there were 123 instances of tardiness by clerks. 



Deserter Section - There were 885 cases in this section, 
linquency .was 68%. 



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-*' Russian Espionage Section - There^we^^^^uiises. *^^deLiriQUen<$y 
'" was 56%. < t itf$^ 

Communist Section (except espionage) - ^e^ e ^^? e ^7)^^^ The 

delinquency was 62%. There were 59 Agents ^*3iffi r (tt~i^ 

at the time of the recheck. The work wap ifc ] 6?'$as*i7f&; '"* * ^ac W f 

| 3 OCT 10 1B4b / I 

National Defense and Internal Security Cise$ rn (exce f p± CommunSshgxnfr 

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Internal Security R) -This -section als< 
specials. The delinquency was, 35%. 

Selective Service Section - There were 1,680 cases. The delinquency 
was 48%. There were 13 Agents assigned specifically to the "Old Dog" 
Squad which squad was engaged in handling old Selective Service cases. 




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Technical Surveillances - There were 32 Agents assigned to this section 
Technical surveillances were maintained on 83 lines* There was a 
current need for 36 Agents in this Section. 

Miscellaneous - There had been instances in which Special Agents had 
been used as Assistant Supervisors or "Desk Men" without authorization 
by the Bureau. 



Police Schools 



Number 



First half j 1945 
First half y 1946 



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Schools 



Tt is noted that the Sta<te of New York including the Buffalo, Albany, 
and New York City Divisions is well organised in the matter of police 
training insofar as state-wide coverage is concerned. The Albany Field 
Division acts as coordinator. The New Yprk City Division has recently 
proposed a state-wide conference of t all police instructors to meet in 
New YorJp City. While such a conference might produce so'me good results j 
probably a better plan would include only the SAC' s from those field 
divisions to discuss 
late plans for a new 
and early part of 1947. 



state-wide problems in p.olice training and formu- 
serie.s of schools scheduled for the fall of 1946 



Law Enforcement Conferences 



First Series, 
First .Series, 



1945 
1946 



Number of 
Conferences 

1 

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Percentage of 
Attendance 

98% " 

84% 



The New York City Division has maintained a good record for interesting - 
and well attended conferences. This may be attributed to the fact that 
regular monthly meetings of Resident Agents are held in this Division 
which undoubtedly has, a tendency to keep alerted the .entire field 
division in regard to police relationships. , 

FBI National Academy - 31st Session, 3; 32nd Session, 1; 33rd Session, 2. 

Speaking engagements -"During the fiscal year ending June 30j 1946, the 
New York Office handled 352 speaking engagements compared with 324 during 
the preceding fiscal year. SAC Conroy made 28 speeches in the last 
fiscal year in his own district and three in the Newark district. 
8 were handled by Assistant Special Agents in Charge, 7 of which were 
given by* ASAQ A. H. 'Belmont, During the preceding year Mr. Conroy 
handled approximately the same number of speeches personally* 

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Assistant SAC Lynch made 6 speeches during the fiscal year 1946. Only 
one of these, however, was given during the time he was Ass,istant SAC* 
The New York Office was written on August J> 1946, concerning the-* 
small number of talks being handled by the- SAG personally. During the 
month of July i 1946, 6 speeches, were made and two of thes§ were given 
by ASAC Belmont. 




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cussion with ABAC Belmont in connection with cases under the supervision 
of the Investigative Division. 

Soviet Shipping - It is respectfully suggested that the Director may wish 
"to point out to Mr* Belmont that the bulk of Soviet shipping entering 
U. S. ports at the present time comes 1 into the Port of New York and 
that this will be particularly true during the winter months when there 
ris almost a complete shutdown except fof ice-breakers of Soviet traffic 
from Siberian ports. For this reason the New York Office will be 
largely responsible for the proper handling of incoming and outgoing 
Soviet vessels and Soviet personnel. 




Cases Involving Soviet Agents] - It is suggested that" the Director may wish 
~ to point, out to Mr, Belmonvthe gravity of the international situation 
and; therefore, the need to place stress on prompt and accurate 
investigation of cases Jinvolving Soviet agents. The necessity for 
keeping up-to-date on reporting in the cases concerning Soviet official 
establishments in New York cannot be stressed too strongly •~7jfe/( m 

Communist Investigations r There is attached hereto a^memorandum concerning 
Communist investigations^ in the New York Field Division. 



Respectfully submitted^ 

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G. A ^ Nease 



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DATE 03~21~Z010 



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September 20, 1946 



DISCUSSION CONCERNING COMMUNIST INVESTIGATIONS 
IN NEff YORK FIEID DIVISION WITH ASAC BBIMQOT 




In view of the very militant conspiratorial and anti~United States 
program of the Communist Party and in view of the tense world situation, it 
is suggested that the serious obligation of the New York Field Division in 
the investigation of Communist matters be stressed to Mr. Belmont ♦ The 
New York City area can be regarded as almost the "nerve center" of Communism, 
what with the National Headquarters of the Communist Party being located 
there and all important policy and instructions emanating from there. 

It is felt that Mr. Belmont should be emphatically told that the 
New York Field Division has a serious and strict duty of concentrating on 
the development of more and better informants particularly an informant who * 
is at least a member of the National Committee of the Communist Party. Such 
an informant should not 'only be able to tell the Bureau, what has happened^ 
but ".vhat is going to happen. The informant would be of untold value as far 
as developing admissible evidence concerning the organizational aspects of 
the Communist Party. 



Another matter that is of vital importance and which should be 
concentrated upon by the New York Field Division is the ascertaining of the 
addresses of all Communist Party units within the area covered by it. Likewise 
the identities as well as the addresses of those officials of Communist Party 
units who are in possession of membership lists and other confidential data 
of the Party should be obtained. 

The New York Field Division covering National Headquarters of the 
Communist Party has also a, very important as well as difficult job in preparing 
the summary type report in connection with the Communist Party brief project. 
In view of the important character of this project and in view -of its difficult 
nature the New York Office should of course concentrate its best efforts on it. 

It is felt that there should be much clpser scrutiny of important 
conversations which are developed through technical and microphone surveillances 
Important conversations should be immediately forwarded to the Bureau in 
teletype form so that appropriate governmental, officials can be advised. 
Furthermore, it Is felt that / &ffS£f 'advantage should be taken of information 
developed through technical sources particularly along^the lines of instituting 
physical surveillances to develop admissible evidence* concerning contacts by 
the Communist Party officialsfand foreign Communist l%hctionaries or officials 
of foreign governments. TCVV 

The New York Field -Division requested in the Spring of 19-46 additional 
personnel for assignment to Communist investigations, which because of existing 




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circumstances could not be supplied. Undoubtedly its request y/1 
and logical, however, inasmuch as the additional personnel could' not be 
supplied the New York Field Division should be most selective in its investiga- 
tions and there should be no waste of manpower. Furthermore, agents experienced 
in Communist matters should be utilized to their fullest extent and encouraged 
in their efforts. 

The entire picture of Communism as it exists at the present time 
reflects a serious and tense situation not only from a domestic point of view 
but from the international aspect, consequently; the Bureau must be prepared 
to face an emergency which might arise at any time. The New York Field Division 
covering the area wherein the most Communists are concentrated bears one of 
the heaviest burdens of any of the field offices. 



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Federal Bureau of Investigation 
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Bear Mr* Beluontr 

Mavcnbcr 30* l$!i6$ rnrks the completion 
of your tenth year of service taith the Federal 
Buteau of Investigation^ and 1 vish to extend to 
you ny hearty congratulations on. this occasion 
and present to you the enclosed Ten Tear Service 
Award. Key < 

I isant to express ny. deep graiitude for 
your splanded devotion to the Bureau and your 
exemplary contribution of hard aar& an& personal 
sacrifice to its cause,- X izan-fr you to consider 
this Key as a manifestation of hy; genuine appre- 
ciation, and gratitude for your decade with the 
organisation that has ^rotm ~to nccn go niidh to 



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wiH continue to, receive the benefit of year 
ability end exp^fience for taany years to. cone* 



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CONFIDENTIAL 




sac, HctrXork; 



Dear Sir:, 



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RE: ALAN H. JBELHOp (A) 

SPECIAL AGEN? (ASAC) 



The -above-named Special Agent, attended ah In-Service 



training tfourse <a& $he' Se&tt of Government ^rora Scjpteiabpr 2£ to 

iHe/.a^to^l 111 ® following -grades: 



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Notebook, 
Examination 
Hip Shooting 
Eractical Pistol Course 
Shotgun (Skeet Course) 
-30 Rif l:e 
Machine Gun 



Accused * 
100 
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14/25 

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J contacted tk writer £l> hfiwtei, opjjrowtf /or on&'mVs age? 
* annual; Jeoue io conencfe .«% ta^er ^ jLJ%6« *# #. gSf 4 " 
advised ttot W ip«M.fce i'ot^ocjafy /or Mb to f$e art r ' 
leotej .unless >>ec'eii;ed l adyice io,#e ^Wto^rat 
* fo.orib.er .1..' 'I? JJP ■*&»* ^tt Jfn 5c/i^tl#*lH#" 
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RECORD OF PHYSICAL EXAMINATION OF OFFICERS AND SPECIAL AGENTS 
* FEDERAL BUREAU. OF INVESTIGATION, U. S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 

MAMF RPIMONT A H AGE 40 YEARS, JL-tfONTHS 

NA WlS^UU WIDOWED: Married NUMBER OF CHILDREN^ 

FAMILY HISTORY h&l . ■ " ! 



HISTORY OF ILLNESS OR INJURY *«eg. 



HEAD AND FACE Normal 



EYES: PUPILS (size, shape, reaction to light and distance, etc.),,, neaci to L & A 

DISTANT VISION RT, 20/ 20 corrected to 20/ 

LT. 20/ 20 corrected to 20/ 

COLOR PEnr^PTTnN passed aOa 1QIQ 



(state edition of Stilling's plates or Lamps used) 
DISEASE OR ANATOMICAL DEFECTS jjone 



OD wiv ™»*v r 

EARS: HEARING RT. WHISPERED VOICE IS /l5' CONVERSATIONAL SPEECH — i^— / 15 
LT. WHISPERED VOICE 1? / l6' CONVERSATIONAL SPEECH,, 15 Jit 
DISEASE OR DEFECTS None „ — — 



NOSE Septum spur (tevifltion to left. — , - 

(Disease or anatomical defect, obstruction, etc. State degree) 

sinuses iis&i . — : — 



TONGUE, PALATE, PHARYNX, LARYNX, TONSILS T6nsil stuni P 3 



TEETH AND GUMS(disease or anatomical defect): ^ries W) 
MISSING TEETH 2.7*9*20.30 

NONVITAL TEETH jjo 

PERIAPICAL DISEASEjlO 
MARKED MALOCCLUSION jj£ 



PYORRHEA ALVEOLARIS N£ 

TEETH REPLACED BY BRIDGES No 

DENTURES Partial upper 

remarks Inlay lost in rij 




|T IB 19 y 21 12 2) 24 25 2« 27 II » M 21 II 



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(Signature of Dental Officer) 
GENERAL BUILD AND APPEARANCE Medium; well developed, well nourished 

TEMPERATURE__Jorraal CHEST AT EXPIRATION U 

HEIGHT 69^ , 



434 



WEIGHT 18$ 



RECENT GAIN OR LOSS, AMOUNT AND CAUSE 

SKIN, HAIR, AND GLANDS _ hmL 



CHEST AT INSPIRATION^ 

CIRCUMFERENCE OF ABDOMEN AT UMBILICUS %_ 

Normal 



NECK (abnormalities, thyroid gland, trachea, larynx) Normal 



SPINE AND EXTREMITIES (bones, joints, muscles, feet) forma l 



THORAX (size, shape, movement" rib cage, mediastinum) Normal Cflest X-ray ilt eg, 
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM, BRONCHI, LUNGS, PLEURA, ETC Normal 



CARDIO-VASCULAR SYSTEM 










Normal 


HEART (note all signs 


of 


cardiac 


invo 


vement) 


Normal 



PULSE: BEFORE EXERCISE 80 BLOOD PRESSURE: SYSTOLIC 122 

AFTER EXERCISE 90 DIASTOLIC 78 

THREE MINUTES AFTER 75 

CONDITION OF ARTERIES Normal CHARACTER OF PULSE Normal 

CONDITION OF VEINS Normal HEMORRHOIDS None 



ABDOMEN AND PELVIS (condition of wall, scars, herniae, abnormality of viscera) 

Normal ___ 

GENITO-URINARY SYSTEM formal 



URINALYSIS: SP. OR. 1*016 ALB. Neg . SUGAR "eg, MICROSCOPICAL^^ 
VENEREAL DISEASE N Dne evirtp n +- _™___ 

nervous system JioraaL 



( organic or functional disorders) 
ROMBERG Neg» INCOORDINATION (gait, speech) im * 



REFLEXES, 'SUPERFICIAL Mormal DEEP(knee, ankle, elbow) Gonial TREMORS to 

SEROLOGICAL TESTS Kahn Neg , ; BLOOD TYPE 



ABNORMAL PSYCHE (neurasthenia, psychasthenia, depression, instability, worries) 

None ; - 



SMALLPOX VACCINATION; DATE OF LAST VACCINATION 
TYPHOID PROPHYLAXIS: NUMBER OF COURSES 



DATE OF LAST COURSE 



REMARKS ON ABNORMALITIES NOT OTHERWISE NOTED OR SUFFICIENTLY DESCRIBED ABOVE 

None ,_ 



SUMMARY OF DEFECTS Septal spur and deviation of septum NOD; Dental carles NCD; 
Calcified complex of lung-NCD 



CAPABLE OF PERFORMING DUTIES INVOLVING summit, puvotp.t exertion 

IS THIS INDIVIDUAL PHYSICALLY FIT TO PARTICIPATE IN RAIDS AND APPREHENSION OF CRIMINALS 

WHICH MIGHT ENTAIL THE PRACTICAL USE OF FIREARMS *es / Voo nr \ 

(v ~ ~ ' " — — — " — - „\j°s or no^ i 

when no is Riven state cause) ! 

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FINDINGS, RECOMMENDATIONS AND REMARKS (as per boards, ^when necessary)__ I 



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Ifr. toont telepkonJcoUj contacted til* writer today 
and reguested annual leave for kcenber 21 $ and jl He 
pointed out tkt iSiG Lynch wuld be in the office for tkt tin 
and tilat he, Behont, wuld be at hone tftii his »J/ejfkOfto/4l 
conualesciny /rom an" attack 0/ pntwoiria. j. L PHftBull^ 

I advised Mm ttat unless he received wj^}WW *d* 
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ASSISTANT SPECIAL AGENT IN CHARGE 
CAF-llj. - $ 8, 179*50 per annum 



Throughout the .rating period Mr, Belmont Has served as 
Assistant, Special Agent in Charge of the New - York office, in charge 
of Division* I. This Division handles m$jor cases as well as all 
security matters, including Communis); cases and Russian espionage, 
as well as Deserter and Selective Service cases. Mr. Belmpnt has 
five Supervisors under his direction, the work "of Division I being 
divided into* five sections. In his capacity as Assistant Special 
Agent in Charge, in Division I, Mr. Belmont has under his immediate 
direction some of the most important cases being handled by the 
Bureau. - ' ' * 

Mr. Belmont has handled the important duties and respon- 
sibilities entrusted ,to him in an outstanding manner. He has demon- 
strated^ hat^he ^possesses- -to an^exceptional^degree^the^a.bility^.to - --.—*- 
direct involved and' difficult cases. He definitely commands the 
respect of the personnel working under him, and has the ability to 
inspire .good performance on their part. I have noted that instruc- 
tions 1 issued by him to subordinate personnel are invariably character! sec 
by clarity and conciseness, coupled with keen analysis on his part ' ,' 
of the elements * and factors involved in the cases concerned. I feel 
that he ' commands the respect of both the Agents and' the clerical 
personnel, as v/ell as that of outsiders coming into contact 'with him. 
I consider him an .exceptional^ capable ma^A&ftlsessing a definite 



knack in the supervision and directio^^r/^^est^^^ 



In addition to his ability in 



b&Llty in^vestf^ 



possesses general all around ^ualifi cat i r ons in the s^^tousd attributes^ 
required of Agents, .which make him extremely vallualj^J^^r^e^^ 

and to the New York office. He has a keen under!st^$3ing and *ap|«je-.,. 

ciation of Bureau policies, arid, procedures. He* is a* firearms rgggter.t * 
and consistently makes very hlgjh scores with all tjpes^o^Kfhd^\W : :' 
He is, very well qualified to direct dangerous assi-gamerits. He is. ~ ,rr * 
a' "qualified Bure.au speaker, and talks made by him' haye £>een highly 
commended by organizations before whom he has .spoken. In the past h'e 
has received Bureau training qualifying him to conduct Bureau Inspec- 
tions. He makers a fine appearance , both from ,the standpoint of his 
attire and f r~cm* the intelligence displayed by him in conversation 
and discussions with- others. During the time that I have ;been 
associated with him sit the New York office he has displayed a most 
conscientious attitude. I consider him a definite asset to, the 
Bureauv I consider- that he is fully qualified in every respect to 
serve as an Agent in Charge, and it is noted, that previous to 



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becoming an, Assistant, Special Agent in Change at New York,, 
he v;as, Special Agent- lrt Charge, of the Cincinnati office. 



t*< ■/- Standard Form No. 51, Her. 
1" £_." ' Approved Dec. 1943 \ 
X>. S. C. Dept Cir. No. 45a 



ANNUAL 



Form approved 
Budget Bureau No. 60-R012.2A 
, Approval expires Mar. 31, 1947* 



ADMINISTRATIVE-UNOFFICIAL *< 

OFFICIAL: ' 
REGULAR ( X, ) SPECIAL ( 
PROBATIONAL or TRIAL PERIOD < 



report of 
efficiency Rating 

M6f March. ll^_ljl^ ase<i on performance during.period f rom ifi£*iJi JL-^M to , ^h^^.lljL 2$tf 
ALAN. H. .BELM ONT, . ,_ ASSISTANT, SPE CIAL AGENT IN CHARGE, _CAF-llj._ 

(Namo of employee) (Tit Jo of position, service, and grade) 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, NEW, YO RK FIELD DIVISION , 

1 (Organization— Indicate bureau, division; section, unit, field station) 



ON LINES* BELOW 
MARK EMPLOYEE 

V if* adequate 

.— if weak 

+ if outstanding 



1. Study the instructions in the Rating' Official's Gruide,*C. S. C. l?orm 

N6.3823A. 

2. Underline the elements which are especially important in the position. 
3., Hate only on elements pertinent to the position, 

a. Do not rate on elements in italics except for employees in admin- 

istrative, supervisory, or planning positions; 

b. Hate administrative, supervisory, and planning functions on 

elements in italics. 



CHECK ONE: 

Administrative, 
supervisory, or 
planning : . 

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* (1) Maintenance ol equipment,- tools, .instruments. 

...*„. (2). Mechanical skill. 

.^fc. (3) Skill in the application, of techniques and pro^ 
cedures. * ' ' ' ' 

!(4) Presentability^of work (appropriateness of ar- 
rangement* and appearance, of work). 
JlL- *(5); Attention to broad phases of assignments, 
-£l. *(6) Attention^ pertinent details 
«— i (7)- Accuracy.of operations. ,__ _ _ — 
^XL. (8) Accuracy of final results. 
i-dfe. (9) Accuracy of, judgments or/decisions. 
_ii-(10) Effectiveness ^presenting ideas or facts. 
„£. (11) Industry/ 

.rfc.(12) Hate, of progress on .05 completion of assign- 
ments. * J f 

„„..(13) Amount of acceptabletoofk produced.- (Is mark 
* based on production records? .^2^S- -..) 

I > " (Yesorno) 

-.X..(14) Ability to, organize his- work. 

-A- (15) Effectiveness in meeting and dealing with 
others.' 

-jfc-(16) Cooperativeness. 

JL(17) Initiative. 

..£.(18) Resourcefulness. 

.J:„(19) Dependability. 

,:fc„;(20) Physical fitness for. the work. 



.zrfcl (21) Effectiveness in planning Vroad.programs. 

-r£. (22) Effectiveness in adapting the "work program to 
broader or related programs. 

L,(2S) Effectiveness in, devising procedures. 

-i- (24) Effectiveness in laying out work and establish-^ 
ing standards of performance for subordi- 
t nates. 

^.fc;(#5) Effectiveness in directing, reviewing, and check* 
' ing the work of subordinates. 

\$L.:(26) Effectiveness in instructing, draining, and 
developing^ subordinates in the work.* 

-jfc. (27) Effectiveness in promoting high working morale. 

— qfl^(28) Effectiveness in determining space, personnel, 
1 ' and equipment, needs. 

„Z..X^) Effectiveness in setting and ^obtaining adher- 
ence to time limits and declines. 

.:fc.~:(£0) Ability to make decisions. 
-i- (31) Effectiveness in delegating clearly defined 
authority to act. 



STATE ANY OTHER ELEMENTS CONSIDERED 

_db<-A) Ability to direct and l ead a 
group"o"f""figenCs "on'*a"angerous 

, (B) £is.i3±gmnfint &•..«._. - 

jl± Capability for additional 
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STANDARD 
Deviations must jbe explained on reverse side of this form 



Adjective 
ratina 

Plus marks on alhunderliried; elements, and no minus marks..— — ««--? ExceWent 
Plus marks, on, at least half of the underlined elements/ and* no minus 

.marks -™- --- - - - -- --*- ;----l~.— Very good 

Check marks or better* on a majority of underlined elements, and any 

minus marksovercompensated by plus marks...... r -- r ™- r pood 

Check marks or better on a majority of underlined elements, and minus 

marks noVtrvercomperisated^v plus marks -- .— — .—- .- Fair 

Minus^rfarks on atleasi/lialfofVhe underlined elements* ; -.. Unsatisfactory 





Adjective 
rating 



*»L. EXCELLENT^ 



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JF SPECIAL AGENT. IN CHARGE;. March 31*„l'9li7 



Reviewed' by , - — .—.——-,*..— ^— ? - 

(Signature ofVevIewiBg c 

Rating approved by efficiency rating cominittee 

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ESEEBAL BUK3SU OS XSVZSSVU&ICSS 
JSatx$0 E5A2BS S^ifc!B®$ OJ JUSSIC© 

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Bear Sir;. " - . " 

^Reference i£ made- to the ^euorandua of Assistant 
Director B # J\ Coxmejley to the Special Agent in Charge of tftQ 
tew Yorlc'QfCice dated Senary 2§, 164? » copies of which we 
designated, fox the Burea&, v^xein It w&s pointed out that the 
pase entitled,- «KBYB£ GQED0E; JOSEPH BfflKB WWSESS, MEgl OP $£3 ' 
HOUSE 0? SB3SS J^B&'CBOVtf 2J»$ IK 3SJ&MTY, jKA!2ICITAL $E)lBlT , 
HKWBBIY AC J" ~w$s ,to he dire<£ly pvperyitedt hy,S?ecici 4&es# * 
U>V* Shemion .under $jto .supervision of Assists* Sje^inl A^ent 
in Charge A &.J* iyncfcu - 

On March' 1, 1947, M^ lynch discussed the ^ssiHiltiM 
of *fce enlarged sdope of this investigation, JSs the ease develops, 
vith Lr, Connelley, vhile he ws in Kb* York, £s well &s th^ 
desirability ,t>f hnying the ^xeviously^mentioned, case gad $11 other 
ge^ei theft cases in this .office correlated by $ Specie! Agenfe 
devoting his. fall time' £o these .jewel ^hef t &ases. ihe; &nec&al 
A^rst correlating such wrkf would he under the inrnediate si£>qfv. 
yi^ion of a B^rq^u proved ?iali Supervisox* ffihe. question wqs 
clsb discussed of havens £ll of these ^evel theft cases -supexyiced 
h^ Section T/a* thel^ajor C^e feectionof this office, r&thex than 
hy Seci^n $5, the General Cristas Section > Sitv Cpnnsliey' stated 
that he hsd no ejections to £\ich a sroce&ure^ 

3?he identity cf the Special Agent ^ho vrll cojr^late 
the . various, j$wel theft cases was also discussed; with I*xv Connejley. 
Bpedial Agent Ja&es J. Zeliir w&& ^onoider^d^ but it vras Believed 
£ore desirable to utilise hi**- services in the inveetia^ion &s 
assigned and set forth in reference ^emorasdust yf Mr, Oonnelley^ 
Special A&en$ ''vGy Spencer *rw also considered* gowevesS, 
it is to he noted that SpenQ<** is handling the infox&cnt, 
GE5GCRY, in tee ^Iffi&OPJf QASL - SSHOlTA® - B" ,tr4 fe^c^usg 4 
of the present, status $t that case,, he -haul* &<>f Ibe replaced 
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tetter to the Erector Ma£ch 12, 19^7 

It is lay recommendation to effect the following: 
,chenges for the purpose of affording appropriate supervision and 
correlation, o£ the jewel theft cases in this off fcde.r 

transfer the: pTER. GOHD^V $! ii - IttftKafAt S^DtEN PEOEBKDTf 
ACi c^se £nd all jewel theft cases to Section $1, under the general 
supervision Qf ^Assistant Special Agent in Charge Ajff, Belmont 
and under the immediate supervision -of Supervisor, A.J. 5?uohy, 
Special Agent &i<T. Sheritelin will he assigned to correlate the 
activities of all of the $Qv&L theft ease? tinder the immediate 
supervision of Mr, 3Hxqhyv * 

transfer the jfour Special Agents mentioned in .reference 
memorandum* namely: 9^i, Green, ilJ.H. Griff in, J* J* Xell y an# 
C.ff. Xanman to Section #U Also transfer Special Agents ~[ 



I | and tk? # v AiiiivanV vho pre?o#tly £r& investigating 

the various jewel theft c&ses pending in tite New Tork office to 
Section #1 where they will continue to investigate stich casep 

With Regard to. the -designation of Special Ageht 
£ f & Sh§nklin.for t^e $urp6&4 of correlating the afetivi'tieft of 
this^grbu£ r 5:% is to *be. noted, that; S^e Eas had, experience as ^lief 
Sub^rvisdr ,df Section #11, Hight ^uperyispa? arid Assistant Supervisor 
of*" Section #2 q£ the Kew XorK Off icS* Jt i£ my opinion that lie 
definitely has supervisory ability^ Jias shown, repeatedly that h& 
has a^very fine Appreciation of Bureau policies and p^oc^dvres and 
is a, v$:ry good, detail man* " 

As & replacement for ShankiUn #$ ^Assistant Supervisor 
of Section #2, it is my intention to nse Special Ag&nt JK.W, W&lsh, 
wh6 was approved 1>y the Surean binder date of J^nuarjr 2Q t 19£? as 
Belief Supervisor pf Sedtipn #2. It ps tqi he noted, that $alsh has, 
been aJSgeciai Agent since ^yne 1, 1942,, ani assigned to the ^ew 
York Office si$ce liay 10> 1943. 'pp iss presently in Grade CAF 12 
arid, under date of March $1, 1946, xhile in Grade (JAP II, Ijef wa$ 
tated as-excellent* 

« ,It |s m^ intention *P nse' Special A&ent J I 

I l as Relief 'SuperVl^ot og Sedtion $2 t replacing Special 

Agent Wal^n in £hat capacity.. | p tas v been a Special: Agent 

since ?ebruayy 9, 1942 and has Deeri ag signed tQ the Jte^ York: Office 
since August 22, 1942. ITe is presently in Grade OA? 12 and, hi£ 
latest efficiency report, ,da$ed March ,31, 1946, rates him a§ excellent 
in Grade OAF 11, In the past fl froiat the manner in whifckiie has 
handled jtiis 6^n cafces an4 he cause of thevd^play of imagination in 



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locating, a nd apprehending? f ijgjLtives.j it is^jny "belie? that 

^wljl function iff 3% Sfqpe than, ^ajbidf actory ^ in^iner on 



such occasion? m .14 $&3s "be? i^cassary for Mi to act in. thq 
capacity of relief supervisor l&eft, £h$ regularly designated 
supervisor oxf <his assistant 1$ &>j9eiit.» " 

It is ifecoianonded that, ijhe Bureau approve tlie 
^changes fcs indicated :ab6ve. 



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WABD SCHEiD2< 
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Mr. A, H, Belmont. . „ * 
^deral Bureau of Investigation 
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Dear tir. Belmont:, . _ 

!The Bureau- is ;in receipt of , the report ] of the physical 
examination afJforded you at the tfoited States Naval Hospital^ Brool&yxi, 
New York, .on February j6y £9h7 • * ? - 

This xiepprt reflects that ;yqu have a nasal septum deviated to 
the, left, dental: caries* ahd\a calcifiM complex, of the lung* 

The Board' o£ ^Examining Trhysicians of the United Stages $ aval 
Hospital recommends dental .attention; 

It ^reports Wat you are capable of perf orming strenuous", physical, 
exertion and have ho physical clef gets that ^61*24 interfere mth your 
'participaiion^ in raids or «other Tfbrk involving the ^racfcicj^viise of 
firearms.: 

^iticer,ely yours, 



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IJearMr^ BelMonts 

In connection with the Vnttoica Promotion Apt, I a& Indeed pleased 
to advise you that you hav§ fceen recommended for proaofcion f wsn $8179*51) 
|>er firnpm to f 8478*75 per annua i^ Grade C^F l4> effective July 27 > 1947. 

Sincerely yours^ 



Johrr Edgar Hoover 
director 



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IN REPLY, PtCASff BETCR TO 
FILE NO. 

Director 

Federal Bureau of Investigation , 

Mted States Department of Justice 

Washington, P. C t * 

Dear Sin '• 

For inclusion in the fund to -be paid 'to the widow or desigiated' beneficiaxy of. any Special 
Apnt of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Baited States, Department of Justice, vho liad contrib- 
uted to this fund prior to July 1% 1$7; and vho dies from any cause except self-destruction while 
employed as a Special Agent, Lam forwarding herewith (hy CHECK - M98EWEBBR), the 'sum of ten dollars 
($10,00),, made payable to the Chief Clerk'of 'said Bureau, to he included in said 5 Ami, Payment *will 
-be made*for death Ay- self -destruction after the Agent has been a mentor-' of the.funifor tvo.years; 
It is ; understood and agreed that the sum tendered herewith is a voluntary, gratuitous contribution 
to said' fund/ which I understand Jls to "be, administered in the following maimer: 
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The Director of the ^Bureau wiU appoint a conaittee which shall consider aU matters per- 
taining to tlie acquisition, safe" keeping and expending of said ftid, which coitmittee will recommend 
appropriate action to the Birectorof the Bureau impertinent matters. The Chief Clerk of said 
Bureau shall receive .all ^contributions and account for same to the Director* 

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Upon the. death of any 'Special Agent, the .appointed committee will consider the case and 
sutnit a recommendation to the'Dlrector as to its conclusions* Appropriate instructions will then 
be issued 1 to the Chief Clerk, directing him to pay to the designated beneficiary the, sum of $10,000, 

The following person is hereby designated as ay beneficiary for F*B« I* Agents' 'Insur- 
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The following person is hereby designated as my beneficiary under, the Chas. S #1 Ross Jtad 
providing 81500-death benefit to beneft&ary of agents killed .in line,\o£.duty» 

Name jQC^jJ PlAs a£>f& > Address , . _ 

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TMPp]RtANT: , 

This form to ! be used* for; reporting aUr leaye without pay EXCEPJ military. 

Persons, returning* to duty^subsequerit io this report; orirom indefinite leave, will not be" restored 
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RE: UPA PROHfllON 



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This employee entered on duty as a Special Agent on 11-30-36 and was reallocated SwHJEEE 

to Grade CAP U, §7175 per annum on l-H-46. Due to a basic increase 'in pay, ^~~ 

effective 7-1-46, his salary vras increased'to $8179.50. per annum. He is eligible 
for a oromotion- under the provisions of the Dhif orm Promotion jlct, effective 
7-27-47. - * " 

He was considered for a meritorious promotion on 2-13-46, however, in view of the 
fact that .he was recently reallocated with, an appropriate salary ihcre'ase, it was" 
suggested that his meritorious increase be 'held in abeyance at that time and Mr. 
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On 3-31-47^ SAC Scheldt rated hi» EXCELLENT. *N&P 

RBCOEJSNBATEON ; It Is recommended that he b£atforded a |2?9.^|r|mo1;ion;unaeTllF^ 
provisions of the Unifom Promotion, Act from%i79.50*to J8478.^pej;/ffium''ltt:'Wr"" 
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Dear Mr. Hoovorj 

~*«?"*«U^^ the great 

the signing of the retirement hVnTV Eeats followin e 
■J w* to express to you L?s6« fl11 7 P f side »t Truman, 
for the extended jersohal St ^ "^ d ? 8p a ^ e oiation 
the measure for if to 7^%^ a ^ *™ ** ***> 

*• a very fi ne thfnff 0'^ ^ '^ reti ™*«nt bill 
fation. i- wanted yo\x to S/fiS* 1 ^^ ° f InTOsti - 
that the bill would riot ha?e evS \f ?* J* field ^lize 
sxderation unless you had «L! ™ n ™ oe ™* serious con- 
limit and other hig B Sea« oSS *?* " to *» 
Government had devfted 0^°^ fit!* 8 ' ^ ° f " 

Thank you very moh> Mr. Hoover. 

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Federal Bureau of Investigation * 

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Ifcwy tftahfcs /or your note relative to 
the passage *by Congress, of the Retirement Bill 
anS the signing of it by thti President. 

Such remarks are heartwarming but this 
legislation, wbtiid^neber have been passed ui&fe it 

* not for the.fi^e^ upstanding young men ioe hatie iri 
the Bureauv The passage of this bill hUs shown * 

Ahe confidence and the high<standing this Bureau 
has t attained £h iheetfis of thh public/ and it is . 
most necessary" that the Bureau maintain its tried 
and experienced personnel in order that it may: 
continue to operate on a high level arid serve the* 
.public to the best of its ability* It Hsvery 
gratifying thai* both Bouses of Oongresb Saw fit 
-to unanimously pahs thi<s legislation* 



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Vb* Alan H # Bolconb 
Federal Bureau of Invootieatioa 
United Statpa Bopartaent of Justice 
607 #♦ S* Court iJoucc^ Folgy Cqua?d 
Iter York 7i New York 

Poor tr. fietaonbt 

A letter &oa boon ttcusdLttcd to Special Agent 
in Charco Scheldt exprosoin^ ty appreciation of the &e- 
cor^lishnenta of tho Vctr York Cf fico in preparing to . 
handle the problcn Of the detention of Cozrunists in tho 
event of an cneycencjr* *f\K^ 

Since )*♦ Scheldt tos j^£)pteg Xn~Gervieo 
training it thq Scat of Govorn^lVcurlng t!jo creator 
portion of tho period concc%co7 I #ont you to taxoar 
that I personally appreciatoyour o£f orfcs itt ri&dns 
this accomplishment of tho l&tf Yorlr Office possible* 



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IN REPLY, PLEASE REFER TO 
FILE NO. . _ 

Director 

Federal Bureau of Investigation 
United States Department of Justice 
Washington, D. C, 

Dear Sir; 

For Inclusion in the fund to be paid to the widow or designated beneficiary of any Spe- 
cial Agent of the Federal Bureau of investigation, United States Department of Justice, who had 
contributed to this fund prior to February 15, 1948, and who dies from any*cause except self- 
_ _ destruction^hUe^employed;as ^.Special Agent, :I am forwarding herewith (.by CHECK vWHEFOHHSfr 
the sum of ten dollars ($10.00), made payable to the Chief Clerk of said Bureau, to be included 
in said fund./ Payment will be made for^death by self-destruction after the Agent, has been a 
member of the, fund for two years. It is understood and agreed that the sum tendered herewith 
is a voluntary, gratuitous contribution to said fund, which I understand is tobe administered 
in the following manner: 

The Director of the Bureau will appoint a coimittee.which shaU consider all matters per- 
taining to the acquisition, safe keeping and expending. of said fund; which committee will recommend 
appropriate action to the Director of the Bureau in pertinent matters* The Chief Clerk of said 
Bureau shall receive all contributions and account for same to the Director. 

Upon the aeath of any r Special Agent, the appointed coord ttee wilVcbnsider the case and 
sutait a recommendation to the Director as to its conclusions* Appropriate. instructions will then^ 
be issued to the Chief Clerk, directing him to pay to the designated beneficiary the sum of $10,000. 



The following person is heretyr designated as my beneficiary for F* B* I» Agents 1 Insur- 

■ Address 19 Bronxville Road, Bronxville. NY 



ance Rind: 

Name LORETTA D. BEUSOHT 



Relationship 



Wife 



Dated 



2/l0/48 



The following person is hereby designated as 1 ay beneficiary under the Chas* S* Ross Ftod 
providing $15C0~death benefit to beneficiary of agents killed in line of duty * 



Name LORETTA D. BELMONT 



Relationship Wife 



^A ddress 19 Bronxville Road* Bronxville . NY 
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Very truly yours, q/ 



Special Agent 



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• Form PR3 Raised (LWOP) 







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PARTMENT OF JUSTI 

10TICE OF LEAVE WITHOUT PAY 
J Date 




no. o 12957 



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Title 

Division or J&ureau 
Appropriation 
Beginning 
Indefinite [ J* 
Remarks 

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Grade and Salary 



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Department [p . 

KeId '. fisgent 



Terminating C. O. B. 



Beduafc* 8 texam on a~17*48* 



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^IMPORTANT: - - _ 

This form to be used for reporting all leave without pay EXCEPT military. 

Persons returning to duty subsequent to this report, or from indefinite leave will not be restored 
to the pay roll until Form PR3a (LWOP) is submitted. 



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the following Government property fan a 



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The Government property which you hereby acknowledge 
is charged to you and you are 1 responsible for taking 
care of it and returning it when its use has been 
completed, DO NOT MARK' OR WRITE ON IT OR MUTILATE IT, 





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Name: | BELMONT. ALAN H.l 




Position: ASSISTANT SPECIAL AGENT 
IN CHARGE 



EQD: 11/30/36 

Salaryt CAPalj: - l8ij.78.75 

Office of Preference s No preference 

Examination:' Agent's 9£»75 

SAC SCHELDT: 



DECLASSIFICATION AUTHORITY DERIVED FROM: 
FBI AUTOMATIC DECLASSIFICATION GUIDE 
DATE 03-Z1-Z010 




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!&*♦ Belmont has served for some time as Assistant Special 
Agent In Charge of Division I of the New York Office $ which Di vis Ion, 
handles ^ajor Cases as well as Security Matters, Including Communist 
and Russian matters p Deserter and Selective Service matters, (U) 

Impersonation^ NMVTA* SDAA arid various other categoric s. CHe. also 
has In his Dlvlsl on -the {spTECysect ion which handles *bhe installation 
and supervision of Technical Operations and Equipment H He has ,\ / 
fixe^Sixperydkora^unde iLhls li a^d iate dir ection and iif liis capacity 
as Assistant SAC Iri IXLvision I^ Sn^aer^K Cs immediate jdirecti on 
somo^of^jbhe-most- la^ortant-casesfeeing handled^by tb9 Bureau* - 
He is^extre^ly_capable and handles hiiT v important resgon|XbiiltI^a_ 

abd II t y~ t o dire c t di f n <mlt_an(lJL^jQly_e d ca s e s » He definitely 

commands the" respect of, the personnel wprffing^under him and in 

all respects possesses the qualities arid attributes for the position 

Iri vshichiie is serving* %_iaf^^3^aps^ejln every ^respetct to 

se^ve^as^an^Agent^in^Charge-, Unci bef or e^hecoming Assi s t«int SAC 

at New, York he. was Special Agent in/ Charge of the Cincinnati Office* 



INSPECTOR GURNEA: 




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Belmont makes an excellent impression. ,He is businesslike, substantial 
and enthusiastic* Mrv Belmont is anASAC ill the New lork Office, is well aware 
of' his respqfnsibilities, commands natural r v espect of his inen and has merited their 
eoxifidence. He is outstanding. * * * • 



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Inspection Report 

New York Office 

Inspector Gurnea 

Interviewed by SAC #♦ E* Thornton 

October 29, '19lf7* 




STANDARD FORM NO. 64 




Office Memorandum • united states government 



TO : MR, TOLSONr\ 

FROM : J. p, MOHR 

subject: ANNUAL LEAVE £) 

ASSISTANT SAG A, H, BELMONT 



DATE: 8/5/47 





Mr. Pennington 
Mr* Qulnn ftatt" 
Tele. Rooa ' 

yifts Kolr»5 



Assistant SAO Belmont called today and stated that he 
was desirous of securing annual leave from 3:30 p*m. August 8 ,««c«ay. 

through 5.:30 p.m. August 22. He is planning on taking a trip : 

to Iowa to visit his wife's family. He said during the period 

he, would- be absent^that Mr ..Scheidt -and. AssistantSAO-Lynch _, 

would be in the office* 

Mr. Belmont was advised that unless he heard to the con~ 
trary it would be satisfactory for him to take this leave* 



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ALAN H. BELMONT 
ASSISTANT SPECIAL AGENT IN CHARGE 
CAF-lij. - #8,lj.78.75 per annum. 



Throughout the rating period, Mr. Belmont has continued to 
serve as Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the New York office, 
in charge of Division I. This Division handles major cases, as wellrn 
as all security matters, including Communist cases and Russian * } ' 

espionage, deserter and Selective Service cases, general lhvest ig a-^y 
tions~and^the /STJTE^section; Mr 7~ Belmont "has f I ve^ Supervisors uridei^§V 
his direction^he work of Division I being divided into five sections^ 
In his capacity as Assistant Special Agent in Charge in Division I, 
Mr. Belmont has under his immediate direction some of the most 
important cases being handled by the Bureau* 

The important duties of Assistant Special Agent in Charge 
have been *pe rformed by Mr. Belmont in an outstanding and exceptional 
„;manner>_ Jtrv~Belmont makes .an^excellent per,sonal„appearanc^,_possesses_ _ 
a splendid personality, dresses neatly, and exercises initiative, 
resourcefulness, force, and aggressiveness, in a very outstanding 
manner. He is a capable dictator and operates an automobile properly. 
He makes an excellent impression on the witness stand. He is 
exceptionally well qualified for supervising dangerous assignments, 
physical surveillances, and difficult and complicated investigations. 
He makes a splendid impression in his contact^i^H^Uaw enforcement 
officials and others, has the ability to <aiE^n&TO X and initiate 
investigations and to accept aid disQiarg^responsibility without 
supervision. He is in excellent physical condition. 

Mr. B elmont has demonstrated that he , possesses the quality 
of leadership. He definitely commands the;^esp ? ect of the personnel 
working under him and Is able to inspire/gbod performance on their 
part.' I have noted that instructions issued by him to subordinate 
personnel are Invariably characterized by clarity and conciseness, 
coupled with keen analysis on his paVt of the elements and factors 
involved in the cases concerned. I consider him an exceptionally 
capable man in the supervision of investi*ga-Mve^ma*te ; rs^ 

In all respects. his services have-beeh^e.m-neritl^ 
In addition to having high intelligence j h*qroBse"SBe^s*4ee^n-enthusI- 
, asm and Is a hard worker. He has the aoilltynfroi^e1^.r^su3^spin 
matters entrusted to him and is invaluable Ft o^the^offiaet^lMiUa 
Belmont is fully qualified in every respect t^s&^l^f jg^g Agent |in 




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Charge, and it is noted that he has served as Special Agent in 
Charge of the Cincinnati office prior to becoming the Assistant 
Special Agent in Charge at New York* 



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h , ' 'Standard Form No. 51 
Al •' August 1946,- 

"v. S. CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION. 



Q ANNUAL . 

Report of 
efficiency rating. 



Form approved. 

Budget Bureau No. 50-ROI2.3. 



administr^ti 
official: 
regular (x ) special { 

probational ( * ) * 



[VE-UNOFFICIAL 



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As of ^J5aXQ}l^^l$kB^ based;ori performance during period from JtiBCilJL+1^ 



ALAN R. BELMONT ; 



ASSISTANT S PBCIAE._AQ^g^M^G™QB_ CAF-ll}. 

(Title of portion, MrvTevand grade) " r " 



(Name of employee) " " 

.FEDERj^_jBTOEAU OP INVESTIGATION. NE W YORK Fms^JDiyrkjC^ 

- ^ "\ (Organization— Indicate bureaurdlvllion" ^SS^^STSSAtlESSSr " 



ON LINES BELOW 
MARK EMPLOYEE 

V if adequate 

— if weak 

+ if outstanding 



1. Study, the instructions in the Rating Official's Guide, C. S. C. Form 

v No. 3823A. - . • „ » . 

2. Underline the elements which are especiallydmportant in the position. 

3. Rate only on elements pertinent to the position. 

a. Do not rate on elements in italics except for employees in admin- 
* istrative, supervisory, or planning positions. ' * 

b. Rate administrative/supervisory, and planning functions on 

elements in italics. * 



CHECK ONE: 



Administrative, 
supervisory, or 
planning™ 

All others™. . 






.*- — *(1) Maintenance of equipment, tools, instruments. 

,'(2) Mechanical. skill. 

-jfcs (3) Skill in the X application of techniques and pro- 
cedures. 

r (4); Presentability of work (appropriateness of ar- 

" rangement and appearance of work). * 

«±L ?(5) Attention to broad phases of assignments, 
it, (6); Attention to pertinent detail. 
:....„ (7) Accuracy of operations. 
Irk; (8)' Accuracy of final results." 
,-™"„ (9), Accuracy of .judgments or decisions. 
-t„(10) Effectiveness in presenting ideas or facts. 
J^tL-(ll). Industry. 

-£.-(12) Rate of progress 4>n* or completion of assign- 
ments. 

.X„ (13)* Amount of acceptable work produced. ,(Is mark 
based on production records? ...™.. .„.:-) 

-U #.. ,x ii.Y.< ■ " »' (Yes or no) 

-X„(14) Ability to organize his work.. 

.i„(15) Effectiveness in meeting and dealing with 

others. * " 

jfc-(16) Cooperativeness. 

-i-.(17) Initiative. 

.±..(18) Resourcefulness. 

j...(19) Dependability. 

-£..(20) Physical fitness for the work. 



-fc. (h) 
.Jz(22) 

^fcl (23) 
-±1- (U) 

Al(25) 

«JT..(iP) 
--£- (so) 

j&L(31) 



W) 
(28) 



Effectiveness in planning broad programs. 

Effectiveness in adapting the work program to 
oroader or related programs* 

Effectiveness in devising procedures. 

Effectiveness in laying out work and establish- 
ing standards of performance for subordi- 
nate's. 

Effectiveness' in directing, reviewing, and check- 
ing the work of subordinates. 

Effectiveness in— instructing,- .training, and, 
developing subordinates in the work. 

Effectiveness in promoting' high working morale. 

Effectiveness* in determining space, personnel, 
and equipment needs. 

Effectiveness in* setting and obtaining, adher- 
ence to time limits and deadlines. 

Ability to mate decisions. 

Effectiveness in delegating clearly defined 
authority to act. 



STATE ANY OTHER ELEMENTS CONSIDERED 

^fc (A) Q.^afeiiij?x,£pr„„adSltiQn.aL 
responsibility • 

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Deviations must bo explained on reverse side of this form 



- - * Adjective 

~* ^ . Rating 

Plus marks on all underlined elements, and checkmarks or better on all 

other elements rated..., l......-.........„ ...1... I. L :............. Excellent 

Check marks or better .on all elements rated, and plus marks on at least 

half of the underlined elements ...-. .«* . 1 . Very Good 

Check marks or better on a majority of underlined elements, and. all weak 

performance overcompensated by outstanding J perfqrmance..;..*.....i....-.-J v Good 
Check marks or better on" a majority of underlined- elements, and all weak, 

pefformanfl^hot. overcompensated by outstanding performance...... ." Fair 

Minus marlcs on at least h^tTof/th\ underlined elements .. . ™.. , Unsatisfactory 



Rated by 

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Adjective, 
Rating 



Official.. ..EXCELEEN 



Reyiewing 
official.. 



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(Signatu^oJ revlejring/official) 

Rating approved by efficiency r 

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§pecial„Agent„;in„Claa^^ Max.Qh„3X+„3.9k8 

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SASH 13 FROM CHICAGO 8 
"^DIRECTOR gRgg^ 

jgL FACTOR. HMgBjaw^a^ rem^ J0Ly SEV£N 
WITH BELMONT AND SACJ : CONNERaTRO|TJ^ER UTTER HAD ' " ' 

2?^ "" ^^^ S^^and «* 

MI NOR CHANGES Vfl - Rf M AJE^OmmmLXH .goRS^ „ , 

p^Affl^g^o^^^,. we HAVE ,UR TC R EL^ATEfii 

!2Lf^™j»rS.i; HAS-BEEN CHANGED T0 , HW N0 ^ op 
THESE MATTERS G.VEN BY 2lgSK AL TO „ .-, ,77^7^- 

^^S? *" *"m»ms ANY SUCH HAVING BEEN G.VE^ 

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IN te WR,™ REP0RT . ^E^^ 

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D U jr UNDs4 SPATES. GQVERMffiNT 

fi&TE: April 28, 1948 

DECLASSIFICATION AUT&ORITY DERIVED FEOH: 
FEI -AUTOMATIC DECLASSIFICATION GUIDE 
DATE 09-21-2010 






SUBJECT* FIRE IN PEE STORAGE, SPACE AT 641 WASHINGTON STREET, NEW YORK CIT*, 
TtOCM 425, AEEEL 24, 1948* ~ r ^ ^ *" "^ * | 

The fire iii FEE storage .space ori ^i^h(st%fi^^ 9 •*&+* w,r 
little damage/to the building* Xt consumed seven, bags of trash which had 
been obtained from a coxtfidential informant the preceding day and had been 
processed. The contents of -the severe bags were of no value ♦- Several §mpty 
wooden bootes were? also burned* The main damage was to cartons pf Ford parts 
which were seized several years ago in the case entitled £amuel Rimar , with 
aliases, et al, NSFA., Most- of the parts were metal andi probably were hot damaged 
by 'l>he fire*. Ilpr^ver^ St is ^stiinat^d that one fourth of %he cardboard carton's 
containing 3Pord parts frere broken, open and the parts bomidrigled* Either the. card- 
board was burned or partly bu*n§d, ot the partbhs broke open because they were wet 
and would not Support the weight of the contents when the fireman undertook to 
move them* Some, of ihe parts consisted of headlight lenses which were broken* Xt 
is probable that the majority of the Ford parts can be< cleaned and repacked, 
although this will involve considerable wprk since ,©any of tie parts .are very ©mall* 

Summary of Events, Related to^Fife, 

Thirteen bags of trash werfe. receiVedt On Friday mdrhing from a confidential 
informant in. the usual manner./ Thisr was /processed by five employees, the material 
of value, selected therefrom^ and, oily rag£ and siMilar* items were ;removed and 
placed in^a cbVered metal container* The remaining trash> r which, consisted solely 
of paper, %as placed in the burlap bags* Six of these burlap bags filled with 
trasli, w§re placed in, the one portion of the wtoe enclosed area which contained the 
Ford parts, arid the oth^r seven were placed ixi a #0^f oat ?is?e, along, the e2st side 
of the enclosure* The bags were cohered; with blankets in accordance; *ith the* 
jdsual practice so that they would not. be readily visible to ary non-Bureau u personapl 
Who might conceivably enter the sjoace* The wire enblosurfc was locked and- the 
emplcyees participating in* the handling of the trash left th$ storage space 
properly locked Sit 3?45 £•&>- on AP*1I 23a 

(^'Saturday, April .24, three clerical emplcyees werp assigned to conduct 
a weekly dusting and cleaning of the storage space,: Since the operation involving 
a trash coverage results in miicb dustdue to the unclean nature, of the trash material, 
- These emplcyees were in/the storeroom, from, approximately 9:30 AM. to 1^30: P f H* f 
on April ^4. After completing the cleaning they locked utf: the premises and dejjrted* 
No other Bureau, emplcyees were in the storage space, until the fire occurred* The 
building superintendent ffcs two keys to the room but he advised these keys ^ere 
not available to pther enployees on this date and to the best of his knowledge 
no building employee was ±n the Bureap. storage- space* 



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Shortly before 7:00 ?&L on, April 24 the field-off leg night.supervisor 
received telephonic nbtificatioh of the ^f ire fr™ the bunding, Juards a * ^ 

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Kemo to r ifr* Tblson, 4-/28/48, 

Re : Fire in FBI forage Space,, New York City 



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[and Bennett Willis, Jr# were 
They found that the fire 



Washington Street . Special Agent | 

sent to the scene* arriving at approximately 7:05 P«1T # 

had been extinguished and several firemen wei?e in the process" of hauling cartons 

containing automobile $arts out of the f ehced in area* Some of the .boxes wer,e 

Smoldering at the timer* The Agents requested the firemen to attempt to keep the 

braces intact and soak them rather than, tear then apart, as they had been doing* 

The majority of the cartons containing autmobile parts were wet bat were not 

burned or opei$6 during ths cpurse .of the fire* it is estimated that approximately 

one foixrthto oner third of the? cartons containing parts were opened and the 

contents dropped to the floor* 

In addition to the firemen a building guard and the building engineer 
were in ths room when the Agents arrived* The acting chief in cfiarge of the 
firemen advised that the fire alsirg had been received at the station ^t approxi- 
mately 6:24 ?•&♦ and that the fireg& had responded in a matter of two or three 
minutes* The firemen left at approximately 8:30 !P*1I. ahdrJPBI Agents, tiere stationed 
there to protect the Bureau property therein* 

A .building guard an3 the building engineer, upon tearing the building 
fire alarm ring, irrent to ftoonb425 (the Bureau, storage spaqe) and not having a key- 
to thfe room with them forced the tfobropen* The>y saw the fire* lias beyond their 
po^er to control, and turned in ai j&nlial alarm, to the fife department* 

S&0 Scheldt received advice of the fire at his, residence shortly after 
7:00 and immediately proceeded to the scene Accompanied by AS&C Whelan and took 
charge*, 

jfosoitgj of W Inquiry - 

Pursuant to iiistructions I -proceeded to New Xork on April 25. and examined 
the scene and interviewed all personnel *T*ho had been at the, storage* space oh the, 
-preceding Friday or Satuitfa^V The storage space is a large room approximately 
45 feet hj 75 feet? ^ e building, is under the jurisdiction of the United States 
Post. Office Department* in the northwest corner of the space is a feeavy wire 
cage fencing off an £rea approximately 15 feet by 25 sfset* This is secured, by a 
.padlock, keys t^ whicli ape in : possission of Bureau; personnel only* inside this 
cage wiere all of the automobile parts previously referred to* A complete inventory 
of the bulky exhibits in the storage space will indicate whether ariy other bulky 
evidence tols inside the fire area* 

Upon entering Room 425 it is noted that cabinets, desks and tables have 
been, arrapged in such a way aj? to .roughly partition off an area of approximately 
10 feet by 14 feet, within wjaich is situated a desk and a telejphone*, tJnder the office 
instructloi^fcto siioking was permitted in the storeroom space (Rocq 425)* except 



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ifemo to Hr. Tolson, 4/28/48 

Re: Fire in FET Storage Space, New lork City 



*j*M» this designee* area immediately adjacent to the telephone desk* I inter- 
viewed all of -the emplqyees who irerp at the storage spac$ on Friday. April 23 
^nd thpse who were there on Saturday, April 24, Attached Jiereto are statements 
taken from each of the employees • Some Of *the employees did not smoke at all. 
others smoked a few cigarettes, but all were jinif ormly consistent in stating that 
they smoked only within the designated area incompliance with office rules. The 
distance between the point at whichthe firfc originated and the space within 
which smoking was permitted was approxinateOy 25 feet. At the end of -the day 
Friday the ash. trays were emptied into an empty metal container. The, Same; 
prpcedure was followed, on Saturday timediateOy prior to the departure of the 
employees* from the stooge space. ' * 



1. *t x ^ ? * iday * Social Agent I 1 was in charge of the detail 

handling the examination of the trashT Others present wera Special Employ ees 

Saturday the three clerical employees who were sent to c l^an up the storage space bC 

™?* Q \ — t-^t r « L During the' tin e these 

th re^ feterSg wsrfi at the storage space Special Agent I I accompanied 

b 3T t A clerical supervisor, visited the srace £»om amn*63H.inAt.ftiv 



Ipl—, „ I A clerical! supervisor visited the space icon* apprcGdLmteOy 

10t55 to 11*25 A«M. for the pappose bfMn^pecting the jpreaaisib;^ 

All of the emplqjrees inyolved, in -the handling of the trash coverage on 
Friday, ApriJL 23> stated that the trash was examined piece by piece, that such 
items as, 6xly rags, oilypapejf> or paper mitfe any other obviously foreign substance 
was taken oix% -of the* general tx»ash and placed in a covered, metal can/ Qa this 
da£e 6n§ of the employees remembered finding a paper majtch book containing two 
niribur^d marches which were, removed, burned and^placed in "an eiapty ,me>tai container, 
o;t which the^e. yrere js&b&ial in the, spacer pne of the 4 employees observed a- small 
.canyf marked inflanmable of the type usee* for, ^canned heat ». This* can "•wast empty 
but was, Removed from, the? general tr^sft, anct placed in the coyer ed metal ca*U The 
trash, which was selected as of possible value to the bureau ^as segregated, arid 
wapped for personal delivery to the field office. The remaining worthless trashy 
was replaced in the burlap bags. Six of these were placed on a small tend truck 
at: the pouth epd of the wire ^enclosure ax*| the other seven baga were; placed, along 
the; east side, pf tbe*tdre enclosure. All bags were inside the enplOsurfc and were 
covered with /blankets. * " T : 

^ 5?he employees who were in the storage space on Saturday did 4 not observe 
any smoke whatsoever in the area. There were Several large boxes lined up along 
the east side, of the wire .enclosure on the, oiitsicle of the enclosure* It will be 
recalled that £ba sev$n bags of trash, Tjera on the inside, of this w&r§ enclosure. 
Other bulky material wa§fetdred near these empty boxes on the outside of the 
enclosure so that it was not possible to get closer than five <ir six feet and 
possibly £ afcthe* tjjan that yxfry from t&e i^oint, where the fire' was later ascertained 



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Memo to Hr* TOlsoh, 4/2S/48 

He: Fire in BBI Storage Space, Sew XorkCity 



to. have smarted* Most of the wprk of the three clerical employees was, performed 
in the other half of the large storeroom *space where they;spent some time 
.rearranging the §60,000 worth of cotton goods recovered,* in a, hijacking case 
.earlier the same week* The material was rearranged so Ss to he more, Widely 
distributed, and thus ,not place an undue Strain oh the* floor ^ugbrts» This 
material was mostly in wooden boxes and 1 appar entity was noi damaged ♦ There were 
eight automatic sprihklers in the room which Trent of £ during; the .fire but they 
were limited tp an a^ea where the water caused little if axiy damage* 

£he employees who were present in the storage .space on -Saturday did not 
enter the wire, ejiclosure which was the actual scene of the f;Lre» All emplqyees 
stated that idle >only smoking done wast in the immediate '^icirdiy, of the telephone 
desk* 

>&♦ J}. Ji jPargons of the Laboratory made an ; e^mination of the f ±%$ scene 
tor' the purpose of establishing as definitely as possible the point of origin bf 
the fire .and to ascertain argr information which might shed light on the cause of 
the fire* The ; f3,r a definitely originated within the wire screen approximately 
thfcee feet from- Che masonry Tiral£L and approximately two feet, from the ftirer enclosure 
along the east sideu. Thi^' means that the/fire started' either in, the trash or 
imediately adjacent tiie^etpv Since tbere^ is no reasonable theory to explain hot? 
the fire could, stari in the Ford parts which were .adjacent, to; the trash bags i<fc i& 
prpbatf?!^ that the fire started in, the trashy There were no elep*rical .outlets 
other than those in tjxe ceiling^ t&er^je ho steamjxLpee.or ot&er cheating system 
pipes in that iimediate area;: and no evidence pf any device ^rhich had beeii 
totentipnally placed there td start g fire* 

The* possibility p£ a cigarette or a jspark £rpm & cigarette having 
accidentally parted ticiL&jfiLx'e cah almbst, certainly fe eliminated since no one, , had „ 
been within the witfe enclosure .since :Friday, arai any smoldering which would have 
been in existence from Friday would definitely have been: observed by the employees 
who werei in the storerppfc on Saturday^ An additional ppssibility as tP. th<e pause 
of the fire which ckrinpt be eliminated is the possibility of mibe- canning matches 
into the area* According %p J&v Barsohs this has been established as the cause 
in some- industrial fires* There definitely are' maxy mice, ,i$ this building* Agents 
reported that ther^ weire numerous tolce there Saturday night after $be £±v$ 9 and, X 
personally .obegved mice* when: % visited the space* " . ^ 

The! trash handled *oh Friday consisted of mscellanews/Gomunist pajaphlets, 
miscellaneous, newspapers, infiiudijpg. t^e Paxly Worker, mats for prion issues^ ,bf the 
iiaily YTp^ker, and ^scelle^^s office, waste* Hr* Earspiis ■-'feels, in view of his 
:exaEiinatioh of the f itfe scene and the; other circumstailces which I advised him of, 
that i&.his^ opinipB tW aost plausible explanation as to the cause: bf the fire is, 
spontaneous ignition* Jfe thirikd that, is entirely possible and reasonable* Ife 





Memo to Mr, Tolson, 4/28/48 

Bet Sire iii SBI Storage Space,, Kew York City 



examined sOjae of the r^gs iwbdch had heeii remove^ fuom these "bags of trash and saw 
^nothing in the ^ehris which wag obviously a spontaneous ignition hafca^d, hat he - 
is Qf the opinion that, with conrpact newspaper print and paper such as he observed 
to reiftafci vuihurned ancl partly turned, that there were many materials 'uhlch even 
in siaaLl amounts cotild" cause spontaneous heating* 

In view of the informa;tion^6bt^aed durning interviews with the personnel 
involved, examination of the fire scene,, and the obervations Of Mr 4 Parsons, 
it is ^conclusion ifcat the fire did not result from iiegLigfnce on the part bf 
Bureau, personnel, hut, vos the result oi spohtaheous ignition* 

Inquiries by. Other Agencies ; 

The official report submitted by the acting chief of the fife unit vfciqjx 
attended the fire indicates that the duration of .-the fire *as. fiL?» minutes, the 
= time firemen were on duty jcas two hours, the estimated loss to the building 
trifling, the- estimated loss to contents trifling; 

On Mondays A»fil 26* representatives .of the: United States Post Office 
Department yisitdd/the fire' scene inasmuch as the. building is under' -their juris-- 
ctictiofti _ She, attitude of these inspectors vas Very reasonable and there vss no . 
indication that they regarded, the catis'e of the fife as carelessness. 2hey 
indicated they concluded that the cause of the fire was .spoxitaheous ignition 2 nd 
that they were, submitting si report on the fire to their \feshington headquarters 
indicating that the fife vsas of unknown origin. 

A f epf esentative. -of the City Pif e- JtahaL's -Office -also, visited the, scene 
bnjKonday, Apr& 26. "After a brief examination : J&e j&s Uha>le to furnislv any 
additional suggestions 'as. ™ h <™ the. fire might have occurred. -So far- as- -he *as 
eoncerned\it y&s. a fixe of unknown origin. . . ■ 

fhere wasjio publicity concerning this fire. 

Action- Saken ' ' 

I left with SAC Scheidt tv;6 copies of a memorandum tostruc?i2ng, that in " . . 
the. absence ;qf- contrary instructions 'from the bureau be- should take the following 
action in this matter-.. 

(1) Make a complete inventory to establish the erfe^t of jhe loss in 
the case involving Pprdp^rts (SainUel mmar, with £^es, JSPA) Sv^eL destroyed 
estabiish.definitely Aether any evidence in any other cases may have Deen destroyed 

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Be.,: Eire irf EBI Storage Space , New York. City 

(2) In. the. process of tMng this ihyeaitory the IbroL parts should he, 
cleaned and pat in presentable condition, ffihe automobile mechanic vho is an 
•employee of the New York of f ica should he in a position to advise the. necessary 
procedure to "follow in this regard; I pointed out that, it will he necessary to. 
examine all of thelbrd parts, including those still in cardboard cartons, since 
they were exposed to water and possibly will rust unless thajr are c^ianed and 
suitable treated. .After a few days'-- experience in working, on these parts S40 
Scheidt is to advisedthe. Bureau as to the scope of *he job involved and as to, any 
observations or suggestions *Mch he might have. 

(3) Submit to the fcureau a letted setting forth the result of the 
inventory, : *hen completed-, a statement of; the shortage? and of any damage to the 




the Ford parts were stored before the fire) b> Agents *fco reaPvered thejsroperty, 
or any other items which might be pertinent to the prosecution or any othej steps 
in the, final determination of this case and the ultimate, disposition of the. 
property. Interested offices should receive a copy of this, letter, 

(4) 0!he letter mentioned in the preceding paragraph should include 
&r. Scheidt »s observations and recommendations, as to .^t information, it any y 

kneads to be submitted to the? United States Attorney handling prosecution in this _ 
else or to the Denartment in connection with any possible •§?** *«JfPg2 .ag*^ 
the United Stated by the person, finally adjudicated to be- &» _£****"«£*£ 

' tbi property. tDhis applies both to the automobile parts involved in the ^f^ 
fw? case, Sd also* toPhy- .other case in which evidence in possession of the *!BI 
was consumed or damaged. t b2 

' U1 - : (5) No more trash obtained through;. cpnfidehtial toformantCI^aM 

"^should hP brought into the warehouse space, until arrangements are effected 
_ W S^VplocessS and reeved from the building on the- same day in order : 
to. reduce the : fire hagard*: 

t/ti tn view of the fire on Aoril 24 no smoking should be: permitted in. 
:». 4*5 It'thfvS^fi! W^oa Street, ufiees ^™** ^^f^f 
is received frdtt theBcwaa. Ihi? iMtraetioa «eaje»ei =*fLf ^f ^^^ . 
S recaiti<5h -asainM fire. . It if noted ttat m m S?|J2J%S* &£ if jS? inside 

on April .24. 
Recoasneadations 

(i.) ihat a letter he .sent tp SAO Scheidt confirming, the instructions, 
\Mch I gave him if they ,are approvedi. 




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Memo to Mr. Poison* 4/28/48 

Be:- lire in, 3BI .Storage Space, HewYorK City 



(2) .TJpon receipt of a report from the Tfew York office presoitaB| .the 
final Inventory and detailed statement .as to property destroyed or d^aged, then, 
consideration should he given as to what action^ if m* >* necessary with 
reflS TadvisifeQe the United States Attorney handling Prosecution in thecase, 
S in fcmishing information to the Department in connection with any claim which 
W^S^Sinlf the-gove^nt h?S owner- of the property. tt«y3tei 
St the- Inveltigative. Division follow tip on this and all ^.l^SJnf jJL 
evidehtiary nature, sinbe the cartons which may have. had Agents » notations hjv© 
WdesSbyed and,sinc* a consjiderahle portion of the evidnec^ is f^J^ . 
It Scr he- that the parts whick sre. now .commingled 'weroseped from *•>», 9^ore., 
separate su^Pts. m cannot he, ascertained until, the inventory, is completed, 

h) Issue instructions to all field offices thai ^J^fJ^^S^ 
confidential informants is to> kept in Bureau space overnight; that tbejash^ 
Is to he processed and disposed, of the same day ^^S^^LSfin 
that thi/le%r ^instruct^that a survey ]gSSi&S^S^biS^ 



It is helieved that tfe cleaning of the Eord parts should JjW^J 
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-^ B&i OT XfflWSCrsp « to' tgWbwjto Street 

. . Hdorx.^25 -: April m, T9«r« . 

. t «&« to the ««*^! J^^acS rf tha * Irt> to ttiJcwtoln-, IS , . 
|eport to IS** Starbo. - 

arrival at the warehouse^ J ^ff^l ' fJ2 J he p^Xr burned trash, 
ts-s of trash to re^vsdat ^rtfbc *5SaSd iSedia^ely thereafter 
in. the cafee housing the >ord JgJJ* °g^ outsiders* our activities 

in the hsndlia& <$> p^.^I !,;,'>; «rtor to the reraoval or. th© . 
to the rowvitl of W «£*«»» to| W*e* *> ^^ inspector or " 
. sojourned portion ■.&J&*™% ^i^S«f Inspection 

Buiidin;*^ *• a %*°S* SS B 8frfc£ 'and ™. ftWfc tf&flJ* patriot 
T*sin*er 6? the U. g. Post ^f to StS plr^iWori to. Idols oyer 
Efcgtnpo*, °ana to the g«»gg. SV -Wd determine Jhnk had 
the seene of the fire in o rde r w *£*,_* *o bar their entrance 
caused the ^ iwj^J^Sg JJaSgtaS T^icerse* them and ^ «Jd* - 
*ould ^nneceflsarilt e ^2 *" £S> JS scene, finally earning to the. 
a rather thorough , f *£f ^ ^^j£T&*ta5 o/«he barf* housing .. 
conclusion that «g**2>«gf- »J» courSo® *s! where several burlap 
«hft Ford parts, ftf^^ ° r §S Joked arWd the. residue 
-sacks: of trash had heen atprod. *ftoy JgJSJ /.^ £ e principally 

newspapers.. Fron n^ ^- w 3*f .^ ^ T,a±-fcy- Korkepi !!o posaont 
and leUble *ere several ^pies « ?&* Bgg£ ^ ^ *»{|Wfc 
&as wade -concerninG the nature pi tnas * huildlns M»<W 

of the f ollPPihG^ Sna«go ^_S°f|nto the buildi^ oh w* 
that ^ Si*© torlap sacks of J^JJJ* ™*£ Jj^ «at<?rial stored ^ 
dave, T Mentioned" that there had been. so^o. pup « * ? a to t]w > others 

that undoubtedly thi? &*®*^Jr 8 j& cogent Whatsoever v;ap r.ado. -of 







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Cpntlonon that ;Pf pour so* we tild* not kno\f hpw the fire W£$ started; 
th^t we wero bxtrprsply careful ahd 'had bpon richt alon^* concor&inG uiiy 
possible f£ro hazard;, that? thbrp tt»» no s^okiiis .allowed £fi the 
vicinity j ; but that in av&ai* bp bo. doubly sUre* boroafterwar^ wcr 
>wottld not storb txn$ such nateri&l in the rooi^ pypYttioh£» $hb attitude 
of tho#b Inspectors was very ^oasotiablo and tftoro yraa ho indication 
whatsopyer tbat they regarded tho causa <?t tho f ire as carplPssnoso~~ 
In fact^ l?r, C&I& and !3r. pfefitfOJJ, both rdm&rkod that thoy had booh 
in the roost on fx r*#db&& <t£ occasions $. when ^p^oqno was thpre$ and 
had ^totqd thp orderly cpntbnt find; ;a^anq;qa$nt of tho rppia# !Eh^se 
gQatletgenoa^Q-tb; th# conclusion tha& the cftuse of tho hire Waa tho 
* = spontaneous, ignition of thb rJ*03?ifti in this corner of tho page* 

t advised tho$ that as soon as Wo h$d clo&rpd but th$ hurhpd n&tdrial* 
they should fool, froo tb P^a&ina the floors end w&lls,* Otis, foy , 
any possible wpa)tenin£ £& fe ~ result of fehb firo* 5?hoy said thby wuld 
do thiau 

At 11*15 MU ^Pbn *?y rbtitrn to tfty office^ i: rPcelv'Pd ~ 
,a calX frost fir a Karahai 8rb|>hy;» Ijp in&4rpd wWthor wo t/ore 
^6ndubtln& t an investigation £f ^bp f&rp and indib&tod that, hP aid 
hot want to ihtiQrf pro With &xv japfdyitips in this v&c$F&$ that 
Ma neh got thb ijnpresaioh Satur^^r nijht that ^P l?ould hrndle tho 
invb^'tigatioh. and 4b did hot ^dnt them to, interfbj'b* I advised 
Marshal Erophy that ^o h&$ had £o&o evidencp in thb V°°£* and 
naturally the agents had bbejty ftry careful because of th&t in 
Biking the poo^ <*pm to general inspect iph£ hti$& ifchoy had wanted 
to Safeguard /tho biridenea find 3>rpb&biy that, v^aa why th& jtarahalt.a 
Kz$n pot fc^o £qpj?oa.aloh thosr t/pro nPt to mko: jany invoatic^tibft* 
. 5 adviapd l*arahal Ijrophy that ?TP d;id «ot t^ant to* Intprf oi*o i^rlth 
his activifeioa^ih any ^ay; th^t ho Should go: right tvhpad &a ho 
nprnally doc^s £n such baaos and conduot tin inyoatlcation cind wo 
wou^Ld a^prooiati any sugqp&tlons ho. pijht si^o thorpaf tor^ Hp 
^anto<a to knew whether Anything had bobh ^crvrod aft§r tho fi.ro and 
ho was a4*iBpd that thqpp hadjt that wP ^toro 4tt,cm^Mn0. tb ; olpan 
tho plafc© iip* lip th^n -said that it 4i& not 4ppoa^ that much o£ an 
4^y^^P fe *iP^ tf puld bo tmdQ* but he: Would s&ad a man over* 1 

:' ^u^c^^fc^cl %hafe his rbproaontAtivo cohfeact auporyispr I|arphes)satxit 

! !whb la at thb warohouso> ' - '_ 

[ . About noon,, a IIr e D^L? ;*E3f of tho ^Pbt Qffibe 

t feoparttnont, BSdtor 8^91Gp f oxfc* ^10 called tb say that he i^ulfli 

t lil:o t<£ linow who WM^ in eh#r$$ of our apaoo ht ^okX ^ttahi^tpn ^troot*: 

I Upbtt Sty rofcurn $vc>n lunch 1 aaliod |Ir. Polanpy^ |Jo advlapd that 

( ha waa ^uporitifcbhderifc at $0 Ghti^ph iltroot &a& ^V/asr wp^oly p^Xlin^ 

in bbhalf of ?>•- P()S13iS:> suporviaina aupdrinfccndorit p£ Building 

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at tho ?*ain poat Offifcq* fennylvania 6,-7700, ext* 695; that 
fcr. ronEE had £ohcd hin to ascertain tha nmo 0f the individual 
in cl rrco of t v r spaco at 61:1 v a* in;*ton Otreot* ^t ny 
request, ?*r. **rrc^aaa^lt s>- posted to ?>• PA^0 r ? t v at ho call 
? f r» TY ri; ana na!:o & yaoort on thia natter to h&s inas* >] c!i ao 
ho haft inspected t"o pronispo* rr. jrytSCT, hovrovor, ndvired thai? 
ft*. K^^Llt knew t v ftt ho And "Ir* CCHS verb, down there and apparently 
wanted a report frort tho n?T an to trhat had canned the fire* 
I thereupon eallod Vv* hQZlE*s office* JTotrovcr, ho ?jac not in 
at tho ti*~o an4 hia repreaontativo advi3tfd t^nt ho \ro^ld call no 
hack* 

jdt approximately 2:00 ?:*>, ;>♦, ncct:i: called 1^0 back 
to advice that it wco accessary Tor hiri to r:rho a roport of thin 
fire to his IVaohin^ton fToadquartcro and that hie report v;aa joins 
to to to the effect that thia Tire vm of unknot origin and fcfto 
ori ,in catuiot ho determined, I!6 w&fttod to hjioYr whether tro fccA 
any different theory on the natter, £ advi$od that insofar ad 
w> tnew^ hia theory is correct^ t?o did not know how it atcrtcd 
and it did not appear there v?ao any method ^horoby tho origin of 
tho firo could bo dotorninfed. 






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CONF TWO, STATIONS " 

WASH 25 AND NEW YORK 8 FROM CGO 7 6-16 PM 

DIRECTOR; FBI AND SACS, NEW ORK AND DETROIT 
DETROIT TO BE ADVISED BY SEP TEL 

J OHN FACTOR, HABEAS CORP US, .PROCEEDINGS. MATERIAL AVAILABL E STEDS5X- SUG- 
GE STS' ASSISTA NT SA C BELMONT, NEW , JORK^ pREpA^ f.pLLOWj.NQ^^F.IDAyiT, 

STATES WAT HE I S A SPECIAL AGENT OF THE, FEDERAL JBUREAU OF INVESTIGA TI ON 
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, AND WAS SU CH DURING THE YEARS OF 

NINETEEN- FORTY TWO AND N I NETEEN^FORTY THREE . THAT DURING THE PERIOD OF 

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SEPTEMBER ONE, NINETEEN FORTY TWO, TO MARCH ONE, NINETEEN FORTY THREE, 
AS SUCH SPECIAL A GENT OF THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, HE WAS 

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ASSIGNED TO WORK AT THE^filcAGO OFFICE OF SAID BUREAU, AND APPROXIMATELY 
THE M IDDLE OF O CTOBER, NINETEEN FORTY TWO* WAS^ASSIGE DJjl IMMEDIATE 
CHARGE OF INVESTIGATION- AND THE SUPERVISION^ THE BUREAU PERSONNEL EN- 
GAGED IN THE MATTER LOOKING TO THE «ABPREHENS I ON OP-KOGEK" J OUHV, ' E I A'l 



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WHO HAD PREVIOUSLY ESCAPED FROM0THE ILLINOIS^SWE~PE 

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ARY/JOLIET, 
ILLINOIS, pCTOBER NINE, NINETEEN FORTY TWO, AND WHO N WERE e BE < fNG"SOUGHT;m 



Filed.../' 



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FOR VIOLATION OF THE FEDERAL LAW, ON DECEMBER' TWENTY MNEJJJjN Ij^T^lS/ /Ml 
FORTY TWO, ROGER TOUHY AND THE OTHERS WHO HAD Es|A^&jtefiIlU2Si3 
HEN RETURNED TO CUSTODY. J 7 *-— « ~~~« .j— *>, # 

DU RING THE PERIOD OF THE INVESTIGATION OCTMI^tfXTCEN/i^Nl^tN/* 
FORTY TWO, UNTIL JANUARY, NINETEEN FORTY THREE " ^ -■**--->- — 

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WAS BEING CARRIED ON, AND DURING SUCH PERIOD 



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OF/THE SP ECIAL AGENTS ASSIGNED UNDER HIS, SUPERVISI ON, AND I I ENGAG- 

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ED IN VARIOUS INVESTIGATIVE ACT I V I T IES UNDER _SUCH,_ SUPERV I S I ON IN CONNECT 

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ION WI TH THE MATTE R OF ROGER TOUHY, ETAL* 

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IN HIS CAPACITY AS: A SPECIAL AGENT, FBI, WAS 

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INSTR UCTED TO JAKE CERTAIN INQUIRY IN THIS MATTER, WHIH INCLUDED CON- 
TACT WITH JOHN FACT OR ALIAS JAKE THE BARB ER, TO DETERMINE IF SAID JOHN 

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FACTOR WAS IN POSSESSION OF ANY INFORMATION WHICH WOULD ASSIST IN THE 
LOCATION; OF ROGER TOUHY, ETAL. I I MADE THESE CONTACTS STARTING THE 

LATTER PART OF OCTOBER, NINETEEN' FORTY TWO, AT CHICAGO AND CONTINUED SA0. 
FROM TIME TO TIME UNTIL THE APPREHENSION. OF ROGER TOUHY, ETALi, THE 
SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS WERE TO CONDUCT INQUIRY THROUGH FACTOR IN ORDER TO 



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LEARN ANYTHING WHICH WOULD- ASSIST IN THE APPREHENSION OF THESE FUGITIVES 



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IT WAS NOT THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION TO 
COUNSEL WITH OR FURNISH PROTECT! ON. TO FACTOR, -A POLICE FUNCTION, THE 
RESPONSIBILITY AS TO WHICH IT IS UNDERSTOOD THE CHICAGO POLICE DEPART- 
MENT HAD TAKEN UPON THEMSELVES AND WHICH APPARENTLY THEY WERE CARRYING 
OUT IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE CONTACTS THEY HAD. MADE WITH JOHN FACTOR 
AFTER- THE ESCAPE OF ROGER TOUHY* ETAL. 

jLAiJ 'WAS- NOT ADVISED OR INSTRUCTED TO TELL FACTOR 



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TWATTHE, TbUHY*,GANG WOULD MAKE A DESPERATE EFFORT TO REACH FACTOR FOR 
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REVENGE BECAUSE OF HIS TESTIMONY IN THE TRtAl_OE-RQ ,G£RjyXJmqUHy..-£IAL, 

' i * i mmmmmmmm 1 1 ii»— — <— 1 1 mum i i n il it imm Mm mwe^ i* 1 ' '^", *' "~~ -~^ **^™* : ilii,*f 

OR THAT THEY WOULD PROBA BLY 'KIDNAP FACTOR FOR RANSOM TO OBTAIN MO NEY, 



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WA S NOT ADVISE D OR- INSTRUCTED OR ASSIGNED TO TELL FACTOR 



ANDJDEJ EMBERS OF HlS FAMILY NOT TO APPEAR IN PUBLI C, AVOID DRIVING 
HIS QWILCAR, OR TO TELL THEM NOT TO ANSWER THE DOOR UNLESS THEY WERE 



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P OSITIVE F THE IDENTITY OF THE CALLER, THESE BEING MATTERS WHICH ^ 
•WOULD COME WITH |N f THE PROVINCE OF THE ACTIVITY OF THE CHICAGO POLICE 
DEPARTMENT IN FURNISHING PROTECTION TO JOHN FACTOR^ 

WAS NOT ADVISED OR- INSTRUCTED TO TELL FACTOR, AND HE, 



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LWASjmHOUJ^AUTHORJX'L.IO^JELLiL.EACT.OR. THAT THE FBI WOULD MAIN- 



TAIN SURVEILLANCE OVER FACTOR AND HIS- RESIDENCE IN ORDER TO SEE THAT 

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PROPER- PRECAUTIONS WERE BEING OBSERVED. 

IN THE ABSENC E OF SUCH INSTRUCTION S, TO CONDUCT SUCH SURVEILLANCE OF 

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WAS WITHOUT AUTHORITY. 



FACTOR OR HIS RESIDENCE'. 



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WAS NOT INSTRUCTED AT ANY TIME TO AD- 

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VISE FACTOR- AS TO THE PROGRESS OF THE INVESTIGATION, 



FUNCTION 



WAS, AS HE. WAS ASSIGNED AND INSTRUCTED, TO .LEARN* ANY INFORMATION WHICH 
FACTOR MIGHT HAVE WHICH WOULD ASSIST IN THE LOCATION OF THE FUGITIVES^ 
WAS NOT INSTRUCTED TO FOLLOW FACTOR AT ANY TIME OR TO 



STATION HUMSELF IN THE LOBBY OF FACTOR'S HOTEL IN ORDER TO BE ASSURED 



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THE PRECAUTIONS' WERE BEING TAKEN FOR FACTOR'S -ITO( SAFETY^ THIS WAS A 



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FUNCTION-OP'THE'-CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THEIR RESPONSIBILITY. 
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DID NOlJfl L ANYJrtME , IN THE REPORTS SUBMITTED 
BY HIM COVERING HIS INVESTIGATIVE ACTIVITY, REPORT jr,0_THE.FBIJr HE.EOLOW- 
ING. 1. THAT HE HAD ADVISED FA CTOR THAT IN H IS OPlNI.6NJD JEJLO.UHY_GANG 
WOULD MAKE DESPERATE E FFORTS TO. RE ACH:,FACTOR-._FJRST, IN O RDER -TOJ 3ET 
REVENGE ON HIM FOR THE PART HE PLAYED I N THEIR CONVICTION, AND, SECOND, 
BECAUSE THEY NEEDED MO NEY, THEY MIGHT TRY TO OBTAIN RANSOM BY KIDNAPING 
HIM. £♦ THAT HE HAD ADVI SED FACTOR; NOT TO APPEAR„IN:J>U BLIC. NOT TO DR 
*^XXX HIS OWN CAR, AND NOT TO ANSWER .THE DOO R- UNLESS HE WAS POSITIVE 
0F T HE IDENTITY OF THE CALLER* 3. THAT HE HA D ADVISED FACTOR THAT TH E & 
rai WOUL D MAINTAIN SURVEILLANCE OVER fACTOR AND HIS .RESIDENCE IN ORDER 'ft 
TO SEE THAT PROPER PRECAUTIONS- WERE BEING OBSERVED* 4. THAT HE, 



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HAD ESTABLISHED HIMSEL F IN THE LOB BY OF FACTOR'S HOTEL IN ORDER TO OBS- 

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DID NOT .REPORT THAT FACTOR' WAS BECOMING MORE- 



FEARFUL AND THAT HE WAS CONSTANTLY^ UN DER-GREAT NERV OUS STRAIN FOR HIS 
SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OP HIS FAMILYi 

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THE NIGHT ANDJDA Y FROM PERSONS .UNKNOWN TO FACTO R WHO REFUSED TO GIVE 
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THEIR NAMES AND WHO MS» PURPORTED TO BE FRIENDS, OR ASSOCIATES OF T.OUHY 
AND WHO WARNED FACT OR THAijAU^ Wj),UU)^.GE»T^HAM^AND THAT IF TOUHY MISSED 
HIM IN CHICAGO HE WOULD GET HIM IN CEDAR RAPIDS'. JJOHN FACTOR DID NOT 
BY ANY OTHER METHOD^ REPORT SUCH CALLS TO THE FBI I 

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HE FURTHER STATES THAT IF ANY SUCH TYPE OF CALLS HAD BEEN BROUGHT 
TO THE ATTENTION OF THE BUREAU BY I I PROVIDED HE HAD ANY-SUB^XX^SU- 

be -$0? SUCH- INFORMATION IN.HIS-8S$U>OSSESStON, IT WOULD HAVE INDICATED A , 

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THE FUGITIVES WHO WERE BEING SOUGHJ NO SUCH INFORATJON WAS REPORTED BY 






IN THE INVESTIGATION OF THIS AND ALL MATTERS CONCERNED OF A 

SIMILAR NATURE, IT WAS THE REQUIREMENT OF THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVEST- 

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I, WAS THOROUGHLY^FAMILIAR WITH THIS REQUIREMENT, IT BEING A RE- 
QUIREMENT COVERED IN TRAINING, ORAL INSTRUCTION AND WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS 
TO ALL SPECIAL AGENT PERSONNEL. UNQUOTE^ 

ASAC BELMONT SHOULD CONSULT REPORTS JOHN F^ HENNESSEY, OCTOBER 

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REPORT ALAN H* BELMONT, NOVEMBER THIRTEEN, FORTY TWO, SAME -SUBJECT MATT$^ 

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«» THREE, N.NETEEN .FORTY TWO, ,« CONTACTS BE^MA* «** 
FACTOR AMD 'NOTATION ' ' 



WAS HANDLING. OTHER .REPORTS AND NOTES OF 
ARE S.LENT AS TO CONTACTS WITH FACTOR. ASSISTANT SAC BELMONT 
SHO^^jEDjATgLV ro,» ,F W SUGGESTED m^T^^Z^. 



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Federal Bureau, of Investigation 
United States Department of Justice 
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Sear Mr,, Belmont? . 

3* have: been advisid of thp splendid 
toorlt per-f timed by you in connection itith your 
assignment to the Loyalty Prbgran and the fine 
attitude displayed by you in, voluntarily work* 
fng e$tra ; hours in order ihdt thcjte&Ts viibhH b& 
cleared by June thirtieth* ^j£r^ - <--.--*, "~- -- 

JPfc mas indeed a- AtodftlpeHd ie&fn'bT ' — r 
the- exc&Ueht nc&n$r/"^$w you functioned tit 
this: instance and X want? jj oh to. know cf^ny appreci- 
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JOHN FACTOR 

HABEAS CORPUS PROCEEDED 



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The affidavit of Assistant, Special Agent in Charge ALAN H^BEIMONT of theSftfwlYork 
Division was turned over to the United States Attorney 1 s Office, Detroit y/pcttigan, 
at 8:45 am, July 12, 1948* 



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Assistant United States Attorn ey[ 



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in the United States. Attorney's Office,' after reviewing this affidavit and 
conferring with United States .Attorney THOMAS P. THORNTON, advised that £n their 
opinion any formal answer by the United States Attorney to FACTOR f s" petition over 
and above the affidavit would-be superfluous,,. since they, felt that, the affidavit 
in and of itself is completely e ffective i n countering^the effect of the affidavit 
furnished by former Special. Agent l I For this reason, the United States * 
Attorney*^ Office simply added the title of the case at the top of the affidavit 
and at the opening of the hearing todey delivered it to the court* The .affidavit 
will become a part of the official court record in this natter* For your 
information, this affidavit as filed read as follows:. 

* ■ ' • "UNITED STATES jDJSTRICT COURT 
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN 
SOUTHERNDIVISION 



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"JOHN FACTOR, 




Petitioner, 
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LEMUEL F. FOX, Warden 


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Institution, Milan, 




A Michigan, 




Respondent* 





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Letter to the Director Re: JOHN FACTOR 

July 12, 1948 HABEAS CORPUS PROCEEDING 



determine if said JOHN FACTOR was in possession of any information 
which would assist in the location of ROGER TOUHX, ET» AL. ZMBSKAL , 
made these contacts starting the latter part of October, 1942, at 
Chicago and continued same from time to time until the apprehension 
of ROGER TOUHX, ET. AL. The specific instructions were to conduct 
inquiry througi FACTOR in- order to learn anything which would 
assist in the apprehension of these fugitives* It was not the 
responsibility of the Federal Bureau of Investigation to counsel 
with or furnish protection to FACTOR, a police function, the 
responsibility as to which it is understood the Chicago Police 
Department had taken upon themselves and which apparently they were 
carrying out in conjunction with the contacts they had Bade with 
JOHN FACTOR after the escape of ROGER TOUHT, ES. AL. 

"RICHARD J. ZHESKAL was not advised or instructed to tell 
FACTOR that the TOUHT gang would make a desperate effort to reach 
FACTOR for revenge because of his testimony in the trial of ROGER 
TOUHY, ET. AL*, or that they would probably kidnap FACTOR for 
ransom to obtain money. 

"ZMESKAL was not advised or instructed or assigned to tell 
FACTOR and the members of his family not to appear in public, avoid 
driving his otoi car, or to tell them not to answer the door unless 
they were positive of the identity of the caller, these being natters 
which would come within the province of the activity of the Chicago 



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July 12, 1948 HABEAS CORPUS PROCEEDING 



Police Department in furnishing protection to JOHN FACTOR* 

'tZMESKAL, was not advised or instructed to tell FACTOR, and 
he, ZMESKAL, was without authority to tell FACTOR, that the FBI 
would maintain surveillance over FACTOR and his residence in order 
to see that proper precaitions were being observed* ZMESKAL was 
without authority, in the absence of such instructions, to conduct 
such surveillance of FACTOR or his residence* ZMESKAL was not 
instructed at any time to advise FACTOR as to the progress of the 
investigation* ZMESKAL 1 S function was, as he was assigned and 
instructed, to learn any information vdiich FACTOR might have which 
would assist in the location of the fugitives. 

"ZMESKAL was not instructed to follow FACTOR at any time 
or to station himself in the lobby of FACTORS hotel in order to 
be assured that precautions were being taken for FACTOR'S safety. 

fftlCHARD J. ZMESKAL did not ,at, any time advise me during 
his investigation in this case of the following: 

n l. That he had advised FACTOR that in his opinion the 
TOUHI gang would make desperate efforts to reach FACTOR, first, in 
order to get revenge on him for the part he played in their convic- 
tion, and, second, because they needed money, they might try to 
obtain ransom by kidnapping him. 

n 2. That he had advised FACTOR not to appear in public, 
not to drive his own car, and not to answer the door unless he was 



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Letter to the Director Re: JOHN FACTOR 

July 12, 1946 HABEAS CORPUS PROCEEDING 



positive of the identity of the caller* 

"3* That he had advised FACTOR that the FBI would maintain 
surveillance over FACTOR and his residence in order to see that 
proper precautions were being observed ♦ 

"4» That he, ZMESKAL, had established himself in the lobby 
of FACTOR'S hotel in order to observe the people and in order to be 
assured that precautions were being taken for FACTOR' S safety. 

"RICHARD J, ZMESKAL did not advise me that JOHN FACTOR 
had advised him, ZMESKAL, that he, FACTOR, had received telephone 
calls at all hours of the night and day from persons unknown to 
FACTOR who refused to give their names and who purported to be 
friends or associates of TOUHY and rho warned FACTOR that TOUHT 
would get him and that if TOUHI missed him in Chicago he would 
get him in Cedar Rapids. JOHN FACTOR did not by any other method 
report such call? to the FBI. 

"I further state that if any such type of calls had been 
brought to my attention by ZMESKAL, provided he had any such 
information in his possession, it would have indicated a situation 
warranting inquiry looking to the possibilities of locating the 
fugitives Tflfao were being sought. I was not advised of any such 
information by ZMESKAL. 

ff Ih the investigation of this and all matters concerned 
of a similar nature, it was the requirement of the Federal, Bureau 



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July 12, 1948 . HABEAS CORPUS PROCEEDING 



of Investigation that accurate and full advice be submitted by all 
agents engaged in such investigation, including Special Agent 
RICHARD Z. ZMESKAL, and he, ZMESRAE, was thoroughly familiar with 
this requirement, it being a requirement covered in tralnij^, oral 
instruction and written instruction to all Special Agent personnel* 

"Subscribed and sworn to by me 

this 8th day of July, 1948. /s/ ALAN H. BELKPNT 

ALAN H. BELKONT 



"ABRAHAM H. GORDON 

Notary public, State of New York" 

The hearing before Federal Judge THEODORE LEVIN, Eastern District of Michigan, 
came on at 11:00 am, 12th instant. At this hearing Petitioner JOHN FACTOR was 
represented, by his Chicago attorney, JESSE H* BROWN, and his Detroit attorney, 
JAMES E. HAGGERTY. HAGGERTX took no part in the argument before the court, it 
being conducted entirely by BROWN. The substance of BROWN f s remarks, as in the 
previous hearing, was that at the time of sentence in Cedar Rapids, Iov/a, FACTOR, 
both through his attorney arid personally, made known to the court his claim that 
his plea of guilty on Novouber 17, 1942, had been induced by fear — the fear of 
revenge by ROGER TOUHY and BASIL BANGHART, who were at large from October 9, 1942, 
until December 29, 1942. BROTJN then spent considerable time pointing oub to the 
court that it was his position that at that time it became the duty of the court 
to inquire into the truth of this allegation that the guilty plea had been * 
induced by fear and that the court's failure to do so constituted a violation of 
FACTOR'S constitutional rights in that he had not had due process of law* 

About midway in BROWN *s argument he took occasion to refer to the affidavits 

filed by FACTOR in support of his peti tion and specifically mentioned each of them he 

including that of former Special Agent I I b7c 



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requested the Clerk to hand to Judge LEVIN the affidav it prepared by Assistant 
Special Agent in Charge ALAN H. BELMONT, which I I had delivered to the Clerk 



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of the Court prior to the beginning of the argument. In this way Judge LEVIN 
was in possession of the counter affidavit and was observed to read this 
affidavit while listening to BRO/JN's argument. 

Assistant United States Attorney !" I presented ,the position of the 
Respondent very brief ly, pointing out that the Respondent had no issue with the 
Petitioner as to the law go vetoing petitions for writs of habeas corpus, but 
that the Respondent took the definite position that the record showed oh its 
face that Petitioner's clai m that h e was induced by fear to enter this plea of 
guilty was "nonsense ." Mr. I I pointed out to the court that FACTOR was 
indicted in September, 1942, on a mail fraud charge and that TOUHT and BANGHART 
escaped on October 9, 1942; that nothing was heard from the Petitioner to 

.cate that he was so fearful for his life and the welfare of his family 
ihat he needed protective custody-until on or about November 17 > 1942, at which 
ime he requested that the date for his trial, which was originally set for 
November 23, 1942, and which had* been widely publicized in the newspapers, be 
advanced to November 17th, and indicated that he desired to enter a plea of 
guilty/ Mr. I ~1 further pointed out that it was not necessary for FACTOR 
to enter a plea of guilty to avoid the trial that was set for November 23rdi 
since nothing appears in the record that he made any effort or that there was 
any reason why he could not have obtained a continuance of the case for 
one, two or as many months as necessary to effect the capture of TOUHT, 
BANSURT, et al. 

Mr. | I further pointed out to the court that even after FACTOR had entered a 
plea of guilty on November 17, 1942, that he did not then seek to be sentenced 
or otherwise placed in custody for his protection, but rather voluntarily made 
bond so that he would not be incarcerated and went on subjecting himself and 
his family despite his alleged fears to the possibility that TOUHY, BANGHART, be 
et al, who wer e still at large, might seek revenge. After pointing this out to b?c 
the court, Mr. I I urged on the court that the record itself showed that 
this supposed fear on thfe part of FACT OR insof ar as it contributed to his 
plea of guilty was without basis. Mr. I I while recognizing along with the 
court that the-dpctiine of res adjudicata does not apply in habeas corpus * 
proceedings, tagrthat, since FACT0R f s petition in the Eastern District of Michigan 
by the stipulation of FACTOR *s counsel rests entirely upon tEe record made at the 
hearing before Federal Judge >N0RDBIE J in the District of Minnesota at the time 
FACTOR was incarcerated , at Sandstone, Minnesota, that Judge LEVIN should hesitate 
to act in the position of a reviewing judge on the decision made in that case, 
particularly since Judge NORDBYE had the advantage of having the witnesses appear 
and testify in 'his presence, whereas Judge JEVTN has only the printed record 
from which to reach his conclusions on the questions of fact. 

At the conclusion of the argument Judge LEVIN directed a few questions to Mr. 
BROWN indicating that Judge LEVIN, although he recognizes that the doctrine of 



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res ad judicata does not apply here, feels that this case is simply another 
petition oh the same facts that have already been decided by a court of concurrent 
jurisdiction and that he, Judge LEVIN, is yeiy hesitant to place himself in the 
position of acting as an appellate court in reviewing the Minnesota decision* 
Judge LEVIN then advised that he would review the complete record submitted by 
the Petitionees attorney covering FACTOR 1 s appearance before the trial court 
in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, at the time of his arraignment and sentence and would 
also review the complete record of the hearing before Judge NORDBIE on the first 
petition for a writ of habeas corpus . Judge LEVIN assured both attorneys that b6 
he would endea vor to r each a speedy decision in this matter, and it is the b 7 C 
opinion of Mr. I I that a decision can be expected from Judge LEVIN in approx- 
imately one week* 



This matter will be closely followed and you will be advised as soon as Judge 
LEVIN ! s decision is filed. After the hearing it was the opinion of Mr* I ~1 
that whatever Judge LEVINS decision may be, h e feels jthat whatever influence 
the affidavit of fonner Special Agent |""^ I might have had has been dissipated 
by the counter affidavit furnished by Assistant Special Agent in Charge BELMONT* 

RSM:EAS 

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SUBJECT: Alan H. Belmont 

Assistant Special Agent in Charge 
New York Office 



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to Grade CAM4, {7175 per annum on L-H-46* Due to two basic salary increases . ^ 
and .a, Uniform Promotion his salary* was increased to $8808*75 per annum* He ia 
eligible for a promotion under the provisions oft life Uniform Promotion* Act effec~ 

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1 cortain inf oxtnatiprac relative* to & mttoj* ifco Jtasrhad under aw- 

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Ifcvr ,oifc and upon tho raccmoridatiori of %« Xadd I contacted Kr r 
JWtacnt of your %r Xoric ffLCO u ^ho^s iao3t n holp£tfl. and aoois*-* 
natod %♦ John f^ Sullivan and «« &cmas G# Spsncoa* to assist 
;in scouring* infonaaiioa bn an, individual ifao sig&t pxwd tote a 
jadnpipal in. tho case* 5 canAOGuro you, tho toforaatioh furnished 
ty 2&v SuUivah .and to* Spqncor was ardffdnio^r holpftOL and most 
corfcairily influenced Assay Action on a x^ttor of a highly classified 
nature* 

I should liics to ospwss to you and through; you to Hr* tyfo + * 
2ir# JBolmcni l$e* Stoiivan^ ai;d %♦ Sppncor jay dcop a^prdoiatioft; 
for tho assistance 1 received and tho prefect iind po3itiH acjbtori 
thoy toc& upon the request and tho prompt and. positive a&tion ^ 
they took nxpon tho request that I m&o for such infoxmtion» .*! 
have ftevor soon, so much accoapaiched in .such a short tlaa andtffriLth 
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PNITED STRESS iBPARTMENT OP JUSTICE 

EE1BRAL BUREAU 1 <2F INVESTIGAilON 

New York, iter; York 

Director^ -FBI M ....-3 T. 9^%^M\^^^^ 

Re: i6affinr . program 

Pear Sir: 

As the Bureau is, how aware, the Netf York Bivi^i'oh was, highly 
succpssful^ in jneet;Lng the June 30th deadline established by the Bureau 
in connection -feth the Xcyalty Program*- J? M aur£ that ^the ^Bureau realizes 
•£he magnitude of the jirbject in. this of&Lce, particularly as it far exceeded 
estimates tiade as late as June 5, 1948* Moire than 4>Q0'9 ; loyalty ,cases were j^%l 
opened, in this-office,, nearly 1900 b£ T?hich were, received Subsequent to **• * % 

May $5> 19£8*„ As the Bureau will npte from our Administrative Report > £* 
overi9Q0 rcases were closed during the month of June* ^ 

I would want you to know that bur; achievement in meeting^he *& 

iureau 1 ^ wishes was accomplished by the wholehearted efforts bf^h^ehtire* ^ 
office personnel* More- than half the Agent Personnel in the N^r York 'Office # 
were actively engaged; iri investigating loyalty cases duriiig^the latter pafcrt 
<of l&y and the month of June* Nevertheless, the Agents ^.'assigned directly 
to the prbgram necessarily carried ah additional burden ir^order tp^eep 
abrea<§t of developments in other fields* The, clerical personnel likewise 
entered enthusias;ticaHy into the' program, workings at an accele^ed pace 
to accomplish the desired results* This *ras particularly true of the 
Stenographic. Section* 

As* you laiow, a large percentage of the of f ibe personnel worked 
the last two Saturdays in June and, in additioni Agents* Stenographers^ and 
Clerks jput in considerable iiight work to accomplish the goal* 

I feel that, without the enthusiastic, irholeHearted support of i^ 
the personnel in the New York ffi f ice it would have been impossible for us. \ 
to successfully iaeefr the chaHeiige presented by this, program* ^ 

I particularly want to mention the efforts of the small group 
of Special Agents who acted as supervisors, readeris and who constituted the 
administrative, core in correlating the activities of personnel on the project* 
They gave unstintingly of their .tin? night after night for .several months and, 







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regardless of the extreme, pressure ,rieqessarily brought about by the program^ 
never' failed^ to /aainta'ta ^he J^oper ba^nce. bettreen exerting, full pressure 
to .get the necessary ^results and- yet remaining calfr arid coixrtepus in the 
face >of innumerable problems and irritants* This groups consists of; the 
iollcndLng Agents: Supervisor TCABHEN T*. MARGHBSS AULT and Special Age nts 
JAMES; *V BIA flD; *J0Hfr F, MCK& CH&RIES/M* J0C>NB f I I ALBERT 

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L I I AEB] 

] and ^RICHARD J. GAI2AHER. 



If the Director spes, fit, I am sure that these Agents would; 
appreciate sui expression from th6 Director relative to, their effects* 



Very* truly yours ^ 



be 

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/s/ Edward 'Scheldt 
EipRK SCWSLm 9: SkC 



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You$ attention is invited to the attached letter dtted July S* 
1948 ? frron SAO Scheldt, 1IX§, pointing out the gscg. wo^k done hy certain 
5*ec£r,i Amenta who acted ps supervisors gaa readers en& v?hp c^iWtifcut^d 
the gdqinilt^stiT^ pore, in coarrelct ing the. activities of personnel on 
"h£ Xoy,$£ty ftrogrflia in th£JSY\Of£jLc£. 1*1?* Scheldt recom^end^ >^hrt Ijhig, 
groun, if the Director app*Qye£, Be co/ncended £or ^hier efforts 

Jhe letter fron tfce OT Office exparntly y* § dictr te? by ASA£ 
A* U* Belmont hn&> of course, politely refrains fron raking #ny HBntion 
vf^&e'Y^?^ plryed in the i^foari* I think tb&t_i*v all fe#r«fe*s, Kr., 
, JB'el&cmt should; be £^ong the t irst to be $onHdered % ox* £i*y co-wejfw?^tion ft 
As yoa Vnow, 'he haft done £ herculean t&felj; in di?ec$in& ttis vf et wo;Ject 
$& t^e IJ? Office.. Concerning our ■ nt?aepo«jsst co tcctsv/lth Mr«/Jtelr,ont, fee 
£$s always been ^aost tfooT>&r~.tiYe $nd*>r& don& & $plejidi& R 161> in this 
difficult ^ssi^^tienfc, ' 

yscci::?iTDAfics , _ , . ' - 

Acep#dig£ly, if the JMLrjectofr rppr'oyee, it is ^ecor^ended 'th*fc 
ASAC Belmont "be included with tfcose^rehtioned in the cbt&cbef letter , 
for ,m expression of ^preci&tfcLon from the Director for hie efforts./ 

As yon tenow, tfcfrJJv-jeu *>d#r§s.6e? e l-Ht\er-of qo^etfdrtion in 
connection vith the ioyc^ty Pro^rem to &£G Scheldt under date of J#Jy 0„ 
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Honorable F. E. Louwage 

President 

International Criminal police Commission 

Brussels* Belgium 

Dear JSr. President: 

I have received your kind letter^ C.I.P.C./p/960, 
regarding the liaison arrangements with the United Nations 
at Lake Success, Now: York, 

In response to your inquiry, Mr* A. H. Belmont'X 
address is Federal Bureau of Investigation, U* S. department 
of Justice, 607 tf. S. Court House Building, Foley Square, 
No* York, New York. It would be appreciated, howbver, if 
all correspondence regarding matters which have to be taken 
up with the United Nations here could be sent to ute directly.. 

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IN REPLY, PLEASE REFER TO 
FILE No. 



Director 

Federal Bureau of Investigation 
United States Department of Justice 
Washington, \D. C. 



Dear Sir; 



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For inclusion in the fwuUto be paid to the widow or designated beneficiary of any Spe- 
cial Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States Department of Justice, who had 
contributed to this fund prior to November 30 ? 1948', and who dies from any cause except self- 
destruction while employed^as a Special H Ageiit,' I am/forwarding herewith -(by-CHECK: - WTOTWTO) 
♦the sum of ten- dollars, f$l6.o6)^made;'payable to the, Chief Clerk* of said Bureau, to»be included 
in said fund. Payment will -be, male tor* death by self-destruction after the Agent has- -.been a 
member, of the- fund for two yeajs. It is .understood' and agreed that -the 1 sum tendered 'herewith 
is 'a ; yoluntary,/gratuitous contribution to said funii, which I understand is to be, administered 
in the following manner: 

The Director of the*Bureau will appoint a committee which shall consider all matters per- 
taining to the Requisition, safe keeping* and expending of said fund, \hich committee will recommend 
appropriate action, to the .Director, of the Bureau in pertinent matters* The Chief Clerk of said 
Bureau shall receive all contributions and account, for same to^ the Director* 

^ ^ Upon^.the^eath of,any*Special>-Agen1r, ,the L appointed committee t wiU consider the case and 
sutiiit a r - recommendation to the Director/as to its; conclusions* .Appropriate instructions will then 
.be issued to the Chief Clerlr, directing him to pay teethe designated beneficiary the. sum of $10,000* 

The following person is Merely designated as up; beneficiary for F* B* I; Agents 

anceRind* " ,J * ^ -*-,..• 



Name 




Address 



If /k^JJiiJ 



Relationship 



Date d" - rr-**f*tif 



The following person isherebv designated asmyjbeneficiary under, th$ 
providing SISOg-death berj^fit/jo beneQ^iary of agents killed 



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- v Standard Fonn No. 51 
August 1946 
U.a CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 



ANNUAL 



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Form approved- . 

Budget Bureau No. 60-R012.3. 



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ADMINISTRATIVE-UNOFFICIAL 
OFFICIAL: ^ 

REGULAR C ) SPECIAL ( ) 

PROBATIONAL < ) 



X ) 



REPORT OF , 
EFFICIENCY RATING 

As of ...March. .31 f %<$)&_ baied on p erformance d"^S0^£^?.y;.„l3l.9.48to .MarcH.31^Jl t 9l 1 .9 

(Namo of employee) ... (Titlo of position, service, and grade) 

_ , (Organization— Indicate bureau, division, section, unit; field station) "" 



.j.-.-CM'-ik... 



ON LINES BELOW 
MARK EMPLOYEE 

V if adequate 

— "if weak 

4* if outstanding 



1. Study the instructions in the Rating Official's Guide, .C. S. C. Form 

No. 3823A. , " * t 

2. Underline the elements which are especially important in the position. 
,3. Rate only on elements pertinent to the position. - 

a. Do not rate on elements in italics except for employees in admin- 
istrative, supervisory, or planning positions. 

o. Rate administrative, supervisory, .and planning functions on 
elements in italics. 



CHECK ONE: 

^Administrative, 
supervisory, or 
planning.. H 

All others: Q 



^„ (1) 

(2) 

-i- (3) 

f (4> 

:t~ *<5) 
-i- (6): 
(7) 

^fc. (8) 
JL (9) 

Jr„(io) 
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-4r-(16) 

.i:.(i7) 

„-t„(18) 
.^..(19) 
-.•fe(20) 



,Maintcnance of equipment, tools, instruments* 
Mechanical skill. 

Skill in the application of techniques and pro- 
cedures. 

Presentability of work (appropriateness of ar- 
rangement and appearance 1 of work). 
^Attention to broad phases of assignments. 
'Attention to pertinent detail; 
Accuracy of operations. 
^Accuracy of final results. 
Accuracy of judgments or decisions. 
Effectiveness in presenting ideas or facts. 
Industry. 

Rate of progress ori or completion of assign- 
ments. '" " 

Amount of acceptable work produced. (Is mark 
based on production, records? ... „ .) 

.,..., ,. - . , . , (Yeaorno) 

Ability to organize his work. 

.Effectiveness in meeting and dealing with <J 
others. ' w 

Cooperativeness. * tfQfl ^ /2t$J 

Initiative. ~ — J ty ^|^f&E% 

Resourcefulness. V&C/&S$jfy 0jl» QACH ' - 

Dependability. 

Physical fitness for the work, . % \V^ 



idu. (21) Effectiveness in planning broad programs. 

-4=- (%%) Effectiveness in adapting the work program to 
oroader or related programs. 

.eh.- (23) Effectiveness in devising procedures. 

-£i~£H)' Effectiveness in laying out work and establish- 
ing standards of performance for subordi- 
nates* 

jfc~ (25) Effectiveness in directing, reviewing, and check- 
%ng the work of subordinates^ 

^.rfc (26) Effectiveness in- instructing, training, and 
developing subordinates in the work. 

jfc- (27) Effectiveness in promoting high working morale. 

-rfr.. (28) Effectiveness in determining \ space, personnel, 
and equipment needs. 

-j£- (29) Effectiveness in setting and' obtaining adher- 
ence to time limits and deadlines. 7~ 

-Jzt:^(SO) Ability to make decisions. 

„rfi ($1) Effectiveness in delegating clearly defined 
authority to act. 



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ANY OTHER ELEMENTS CONSIDERED 



-KiA) CAPABILITY OP ASSipiNG 



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STANDARD 
Deviations must bo explained on reverse 



f ©oarohec* -^Ansmifr"?" 

Plus marks on all underlined elements, and check, marks or bdttferno^^liT ^ — ••^•^—i* 
other elements rated I.. l.„„.__ .*.......i . i — f™-.— -~- Excellent^ ^. -t § 

Check marks or better on all elements fated, and plus mirks on 3 ieast""" P ~*""\T ft AtA 
half of the underlined elements....;™......! *._..._.!..:. .."_....&... /^p^3iU°494« 

Check marks or better ori a majority of underlined elements, and all weak 
performance overcompensated by outstanding performanceipgg^ luVLUi 

Check+marks^er better on a majority of underlined elements,; aha &Ujj2£M^^ 
perfornmilce not overcompensated by outstanding performance^....^ ... Fair. 

Minus marks on At least naif /6ft the underlined elemerits.*„..«i. .... « Unsatisfacto 



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(Signature of revtei^ng official)' 

sommiltee 



SPECIAL AGENT IN CHARGED HflBGH $£2*%S\9* 



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U. S. COYEKXlitNT MINTIKC OfflCK lO— 20177HS 



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DECLASSIFICATION IrTHORITY DERIVED FROM: 
FBI AUTOMATIC DECLASSIFICATION GUIDE 
PATE 03™Z1~2010 




ALAN H. BELMONT 
ASSISTANT SPECIAL AGENT IN .'CSARGE 
CAF-llt. '--- » $9»108. per, annum 

In his. capacity as. Assl'st ant:- Special ftgent in Charge of 
the New York pf iice;, ;Mr.. Belinont ha>\perlormed .put standing and 
exceptional wdrk throughout the rating pexjiod; He is, in charge 
of Division, I $ of the o'fficfc, which handles -Security, matters 
and major cases, including such case's as^Russian Espionage j^y^/ 
Comiinist matter ^s,;/SUTEC;,rLoyaTty cases, .Selective Seyyice,/^^ (U) ; 

Deserters, arid other typBS of Investigations • The work of V 
Division I at the ;pre sent time is divided into six sections > aid 
*Mr. Belmont accordingly has six" Supervisors s under his immediate* 
direct ion. Cases supervised' by Mr *• Belmont include matters- of 
an extremely ^delicate* niture^ and highly important cases .heing handled, 
by the Bureaus He functioris extraordinarily' v/e 11 under pre s sura - 

and has" the/ ability to comprehend, analyze: arid direct complicated 
and involved matters, as \vbll as to provide a steadying influence . 

to, subordinate employees;; - He-has ^flualltles of ingenuity and the* - 
ability to view things* both from ,a* long range and short range 
perspective./ His judgment Is: excellent, ^d lie commands the 
respect of ; pex»sbhs wbrking, urider him. In all respects, he- is 
highly qualified* to handle the important resppnsibililties of .hi/s 
position. 

Mr; Belmont : makes f an excellent personal appearance^ possesses 
a splendid jperspriali^y, dresses neatly, and .exercises initiative^ 
resourcefulness, force;, arid aggressiveness in an outstanding mariner. 
He is* a capable dictator, operates an .automobile properly. He 
is e^dptibnally well qualified iPor sMpervisirig dangerous assigns 
merits, 'physical .surveillances > arid, ;dif fjlcult and complicated investi- 
gations. "He makes an excellent impression in his .contacts with' 
law enforcement of fie ials and business .contacts, arid has the 
requisite ability to drganize arid initiate investigations and to 
accept and discharge respbrislbillty without -supervision., He is^ 
physically fit iri all\respe"cts arid is available, for any type, of 
special or ,genei»al assigriment. 

Mr. Belmont has demonstrated that at all tim^s he has. the 
best interests of the Bureau at heart.. He is ah. extremely hard ~ 
working and conscientious Individual*. <&•-. Belmont is .fully quali- 
fied iri every respect to serve* :as -a Special Agent in Charge, aiid 
it is> noted that he was Special Ageritf in Charge pf ,tlte Cincinnati 
office ,prib p *P' bepomirig Assistant Special iAgent in* Charge/ at 
New York. ; , 





y»»»«> y, REC0RD ^ p phy^oaX EXAMINATION OF ,OF>I,CERS ANg^SPECIAL ^AGENTS' 
/FEDERAL .BUREQiP^^YES^IGATIONi U. :S:*;DEEArQ}NT OF ^JUSTICE 



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NAME 



BELMQitT,- ALAK-H. 



* AGE ' ^" YEARS ■ -& -- MONTHS 



NATiyi.TY(s l tMo".jo'f birtlfl .!£»%», ^ MARRIED. IsiNGLE-'WibOWED; ®4 > NOMBER»OF CHILDREN. 

FAMILY HISTOR Y • ■ -v ' . BATHER'AHD MOTifA LI-VIH'iHG AND- WELL QiHRBE BROTHERS AND IWO 
SISOMIS LIVIHG AUD WELL OUE.SISSIBR LEAD. AT IHB AGE OF THIRfflBiff; CAUSE IHKNOW3 



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HISTORY OF iJIiliNESS .OR INJURY 


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EYES: PUPILS, '(s^ize, shape, reaction tO T light^and distance, etc.), 
'DISTANTTISION RT. 20/ 20 corrected >to 26/ 



HORMAL 



JLT. 20/ 



20 



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COLOR 'PERCEPTION. 



^NORMAL AOC, COLOR, CHAM' 



^ Estate ;edi.t ion *Oi ' JSJtllvring'.s jtta:te3 »£Jr;*Lamps «used) 
DISEASE J OR.ANATOMLCAL IDEKEQTS. * 0NE * -^^_ 



;EARS: HIRING RT. WHISPERED VOICE_15;/l5» CONVERSATIONAL SPEEC H 15 ./ l5 r 
JLT. WHISPERED VOIC E. X? 7 >15 ' ^CONVERSATIONAL .SPEEC H .jfc Z lS' 



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TONGJJE, :PALATE„ PHARYNX, LARYNX; TONSILS 



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TEETH AND G.UMS (disease. or .anatomical .defect*) :_^ AS CHARTED 

MISSING 'TEET H 2-?-9~2&30- " . .. . ' „ )( i "a « ^ K *■ *Y<™ " ?» '»• *»* '»* «* 



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TEETH REPLACED- BY BRIDGES .. -SCHBr V 



DENTURES. 
REMARKS. 



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GENERAL <BU;ILD AND -APPEARANCE - . 

TEMPERATURE ^ ' Qfl , fi CHEST AT IEXP1RATION 

:HEIGHT_^ KqX CHEST 'AX INSPIRATION . ^g 

WEIGH T- 18%ft CIRCUMFERENCE-OF ABDOMEN AT -UMBILYcUS Rfi 1 ^^ <^'^ 



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RECENT GAIN OR- LOSS,, AMOUNT AND 'CAUSE. 
SKIN, HAIR, jANDsGLANDS: 



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NECK (abnormaii ties;, itiiyroid gland, ^trac^iea,; -larynx). 



^nPMAT. 




SPINE ;AND ^EXTREMITIES^Cbone^ jo*in^vrmuscle,s,/f eet) \ 



NORMAL 




THORAX (size, shape, movemeifjrib cage, mediastinum) UOHH^A- - ; 

RESPIRATORY SYSTEM, BOTNCIII , LUNGS, PLEURA. ETC. , HBflarf AMD AOttgA APPEAR NORMAL / 

X RAYS KTD, _S»18~49 MIM SHOWS A fiOTJi&ttY OAtfl 1PT1 :A.f. m to thb j^pp HIPLTITG 

CARDTO-VASCULAR SYSTEN &ORMAL) WI0?H)Ug A1TX EVIBBHCE OF MX RECi^g FAKffiTCrtYMAT, DiffliAfiia . 
HEART (note all signs of cardiac involvement) - ECG1 BEPQR3? J KDD 5-1 fi-49 WUHPT HQRHAL 
JJUHSx _ FORMAL 



PULSE: BEFORE EXERCISE _ yg BLOOD PRESSURE: SYSTOLIC 130 

AFTER EXERCISE 8fi DIASTOLlCj£_ 

THREE MINUTES AFTER 80 

CONDITION OF ARTERIES SOFfl CHARACTER OF PULS E KILL AllD RE G 

CONDITION OF VEINS _ gppp a HJBMORRHOIDS^MCHB 

ABDOMEN AND PELVIS (condition of wall, scars, hernfae, abnormality of viscera) : 

HQBMAZr 



GENITO-URINARY SYSTEM _ NORMAL 



URINALYSIS: SP. GR, 1.027 ALB. NE6. SUGAR NE&» MICROSCOPICAL KEG-* 
VENEREAL DISEASE - - -. ^ - - . . ■ : 

tWRVOUS SYSTEM . . , . . HQRMAL _ , ; _ , : . 



(organic or functional disorders) 

ROMBERG, *^ ;& V- ^.INCOORDINATION (gait, speech) KOBMAL 

REFLEXES* SUPERFICIAL B0BMA3l_ ,_ , DEEPfknee, ankle, elbow) NORMAL TREMORS MQIE 
SEROLOGICAL TESTS - _ BLOOD TYPE _ . 



ABNORMAL PSYCHE (neurasthenia, psychasthenia, depression, instability, worries). 
KOHKAL s - - 



SMALLPOX VACCINATION: DATE OF LAST VACCINATION .1947 , . 



TYPHOID PROPHYLAXIS: NUMBER OF COURSES^ ^OKE 



DATE OF LAST COURSE^ iff KffOVM 



REMARKS ONI ABNORMALITIES NOT OTHERWISE NOTED OR SUFFICIENTLY DESCRIBED ABOVE. 

. . • . ITCMfi NQ3?j<3) CBO: RBC WtfC ALL WIQBBF KORMAL LIMITS ^_ 

SEP RAM3 2ma/hr.. __ - 

SUMMARY OF DEFECTS MUO 



CAPABLE OF PERFORMING DUTIES INVOLVING ARPuOuS PHYSICAL EXERTION 



IS THIS INDIVIDUAL PHYSICALLY FIT TO PARTICIPATE IN RAIDS AND APPREHENSION OF CRIMINALS 

WHICH MIGHT ENTAIL THE PRACTICAL" USE OF FIREARM g X *ES (yes or no) 

(when no is given state cause) = • - , . 

FUNDINGS, RECOMMENDATIONS AND REMARKS (as per boards, when necessarvY 




DATE OF EXAMINATION 




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A& a rciul-t of the tnquftj into thd hand* 
ling of the eapicntijo xtasco of Apnea Sncdley end 
Qmther Zlteittf it ia a rJ , arant thzt iha part, pitted 
by thd. #e» Tort: Bivfaicn in thin case ua^ inadequate* 

Xna&xtch us thv investigation of the uoa 
rorft Jiiuiaion taaa under pt* general supervision^ 
you arc condidqred te &0t/s b6«n at fault in failing 
to hrtnj about a. careful rmicu and an$ly6i8 of the 
available f actio end *ii pr&fyit end thorotijU invoatiga~ 
tipn ef Gil lofjttwl leade On Grd&t .tftat tttf coca night 
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queriQico which occurred in t%*s natter and "W-25£~itdSe& - */ 
tt.e neoedoary precautions in connection :Vtitl> x^iher in» . J. „ 
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Aa a, result of Mr. Closes inspection 2rito tSio 
handling of the. Smedloy Caso it was found that aevoral orrorj 
had occurred ;La ftcw 2brk. E^lahaiiohs- havo now boon receive 
froia Now York, and consideration is "being given heroin to any 
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)*•• Ciegg reported the folioTdtiff delinquencies on 
of Ilotr XorJC insof &r as tho Sacdlpy case is <x>hcornpd* 

1. $to, reports f rori Albany stated 6/16 .and XO/5/A$ contained 
naiaos and addresses bf ^tiedloy contacts ±ri Nerr ^ork *diy about trliich there 
in no record of action taken by tifailm York Office. 

2v Fo^r contacts of &aedleyi?ho ^ere sot forth In the above 
reports received sorae, at&nttdh but -rccrs Adequately handled. 

3*/ Albany specifically requested * } ew .Xork to establish the 
address* backcrb\uid and possible involvement. 6 Eleanor ttuy I&hsaari; and 
Aya IchigaldU JBpth of those .persortfc 4rere fr&mds of Saodlpy* 3he 
Kahsian check consisted 6t an o^^atibix.ibf ihe Ncsr York fi^os* credit 
records, Yotfoig records andspfto neighborhood ^investigation t/hiph re- 
vealed that Bahnan ynxs ^recently narried and no attempt ivas made to 
chpek nafcriago rcpordd to d^r^cridPntify hbr^ *ffiore f ira& sofee infozrnatipn 
in £io Hetr lork files ^ncernirsg Ishigatd but Jfo, Clegg con- 
sidered it to be inadequate. 

4. 5thb %*eatf sent a letter id Albahy on; A /25/A6 trilth a cony 
for Hew Yorkjin i^iich ii t&s WlPc^ed, thai lnfoimatipri[ 



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1 reported that dri 193? %edloy ^ ,5n ^iSna, in: tPuchivithttho 
a Comuhist Party and' Wa reported to be Sending reports via 



Party and ]jas, reported to be Sending reports 




dbitaitply involved ^pdloy in espionage. 

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1923 s?hbn fecdloy arrived at a arbin she got in^biidh -^^ ^si/orothjr 
Yar\ i?oren of Wdtf Xork City but the How Ifork Office did not investigate * 
thkt contact. 

6. Tfoilo ^edloy wis attending, a theathpr; in Kerr Iprlt Citjr 
.in tho company x>f throe young ladies, physical surveillances >rere 



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ttiintained to identify the young ladies* The. surveillance, oh one of 
the cirls was lost ans she Wa3 not identified.^ %e s weoill^cc^as 
considered inadequate and ineffective • ^ 




7« The Bureau letter of k/2$/h$/, recp^ted thexomtity and 
pros nt location of certain, individuals and the f iel failed to rdfledt 
the id ntification and location of those individuals., 

8* On ;2/l|/i*8 and 3/1 /k$ Uew Yo rk reported investigative 
information by letter a :d the information subsequently had to be re- 
typed into a r port. The information should have been submitted in 
rep rt fons. 

?• Werr Jov$ sent a teletyoe to the; Bureau, on 6/7/1$ concern- 
ing the Stoedley physical Surveillance in Which th' Was stajbed that the 
throe gitls acc6mp^3dn& Saedloy to the theater were being identified 
-when in fact it, t^s knorcn 2l* iiotirs prior that the surveillance* on one 
girl was lost ahs she Was not identified* Further t;,a tekettypo re- 
ported Saedley arid slier f irends atondod; an evening perf orpance of the 
theater When it fact, it Was a yaatinoe perf ornancGf> 

10# 0n 7 U/$$Ai$ Itew I°^ k s ?nt a letter to Albany, tbc office 
of orgin sunnax&sdng its information tin Jfeedley. Taht information 
Was iricoi^pbirated in a report by **lbany on $/l9/h$* Since that tine 
NoW York has reported in other case six references, to Scdley and 
none of the inf omhtion ever reached the Smedley file JLn any Report 
received at the Bureau, although in most instances it was of a very 
significant typo* 

11# flhen the Bureau, it a attempting tj> identify two Americans 
in thU Sorge spy ring in Chiiia ahd Japan* JleW Xork received a letter 
dated 2/6/58 froa Alfred Kohl .erg identifying Saedley and Surither Stein 
as the Two Americans* This information Was not furnished to the Bur au 
until 2/2\/\\§* Kohlberg had furnished it direct tb the Bureau on 
2/12/K8*. 

acPALiciTioH ,3r ienr yorK 

HeW Xork adyi^ed that the facilities and manpower required 
for cases of primary importance and secondly for cases of equal ikr 
portance but if lees urgent nature ?rore heavy. It Was belived that 
if given ample jaaripoWor and tine it T^ould bo desirable to investigate 
Snedleu contihoUsly for the standpoint of coapliling information, 
lioWeyor, inder present conditions, it is not What ^theu would like to 
do but tather T?hat T thdy nust >do to efficiently discharge their respon- 
sibilities* * 

Specifically HeW York advised that Albany was the office of 
orgih md Albany failed to set but leads; to check on, the, addresses* 
of contacts of Smedley. Ts?o of the addresses listed in the, Albany 
reports of 6/l$/h$ and 10/£/l# ^rera addresses f pit Snedley in 1918 and 
it vras not felt that they^rould bo productive. ^i,thout specific leads 
Ndw Xor& vras uhablc to decide if it was necessary for imediate purposes 
of the investigation to cjeck on other addresses * MewJCptfH h&d no 





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specific derogatory information, on the four pays oris mentioned nor wore 
they specifically connected ^dth espionage activities? and because of 
the heavy demands for surveillance work it made thS InvestigatdLon 
those four persons an injudicious use of Agent**' time* 

In connection with the Bureau letter of 4/25/45 to lb„ 
with copy for Ifcw Xorky l(ew York advised that A lbahy as offica of 
origin .never set out leads to handle that £hase; of the investigation 
and Jim Xork t?as of -&iq opinion, ifeit Albany did hot consider the 
matter worthy of investigation, lie A dentity* arid present lo-ation 
of certain persons requested iri the letter of A/25/A5 were not estab- 
lished by Hew York because the addresses were no longer in eisdstence 
and there was an indication that Sniodloy attempted to bbtain, nail 
f roa these addresses in 193L and since there was ho indication that 
the person were engaged 3n espionage it wao felt tha& nothing further 
'was required in view of qther pressing i?o*k» 

Insofar as the physical surveillance, ot Medley was con- 
cerned^ New york ha ;s advised that when: Saedlttyf lef t the theater there 
wore three Agonts on the tnirvoiliance and it was believed that no znortf 
manpower was warranted* Bnedley's cont&qts with the three gir^Ls wfea 
considered^ social affair and not of importance to the investigation. 
It. was decided on ib\e spot to- attempt to identify the thrgo- girls who/ 
were with Siaedley* £ach Agent survieilled one, girlf two girls fore 
identified and one was lost in a large, c±owd at Madison Square Gardeh> 
Ohe. two who were identified were assbciatod wiih Saedley at ^kxdsioro 
College and since the oth&r girl was of the approximate same* age it 
was considered that she night also have been associated with Medley 
at the college.* Smeaieyfs association with these giris^ dic| not j&ke 
on the* appearance^of 3 meeting; jof ospip'nage \agents* %e agent i& whom 
tho case was assigned, was on a night shift ,of #ho 'Smodley auxiliaries^ 
was not available at the office to .advise /fchg BvLyeau of the development 
and tho inf prmation telephones to the office was the basis ot « 

the teletype message* Although the teletype did not convey me exac^ 
fa -is, corrections i^qre not- immediately sent .because the differences \ 
neXQ not nate^ial to the case or its adrainistration. 

New lork pointed out that the letters o£ 2/4/48 ,and 3/l/AB 
contained considerable administrative information Ttfji'ch could. hoVbe 
put in an iriypstigative report but the ihvestigatiye^inf prnation was 
included in,- the next report which yras submitted in : }T vomber> 1948* 

Oho failure of ^etf Ifcrk to get inf omatio n concerning Stanley 
in the; Saedley file t$ien it arose ixi other security natter pases* was 
occasioned by New York's failure, to properly £ndex reports a^d because* 
ii was not possible to prepare a, complete: summary report on £bedley 
between the tine when Hew lork be cane the office of origin on 10/21/48 
and the present due, to more urgent and currenj: natters to he handled^ 

Insofar &s Row "Xork's failure* to advise the Bureau of the 
identity #£ f the two aericaris in the a orge. spy fcin£ after the informa- 
tion was; received f rdm Kihlberg, New lork stated that the information 
was, ao^ally received on 2/9/48 vyhich was three days after Kohlberg 
wrote his letter* and it could not be recalled what occasioned the 
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l&v Olegg was of the opinion that the absence cf specific 
Heads frofl Albany should be considered in mitigation of Hew tork^ 
failure to investigate Snedoly contacts which were listed ih the 
Albiany reports of 6/1? and 10/5/li5> however^ if Hew Yofrk*s inyostiga*- 
tion had been proper ot would have Ipd to inquiries of those people VJ 
and New York should, be Jield responsible. 

Hr. C^Legg f/li that ^errXor^ls investigation of the fo^r 
Smedley contacts -which were handles Were done so in a superficial 
manner and whatever tras; done shotils have been handled more thoroughly. 

Hr. Olegg reported a lack of elemental thoroughness and a 
disregard of a specific' lead from Albany ik Howr *orfe inquiries if 
Eleanor Rahman and ^Aya ishigajfi and Hr* Olegg considered **ew Y6rk*s 
answer to he inadequate* 

In connection, with the tSurau letter to Albany <>£ 1j/£J>/1iJ> * 
with a copy to Wow York, Mr* Olegg reported t^at it should have been 
iinhecessa*y for Albany to set out a JLead for Mew York and the failure 
.of Hew York to adequately investigate the persons listed in the letter 
constituted neglect, JW York disregarded specific 3ureau instructions' 
contaned in this letter in not specificiiig and locating certai persons 
mentioned therein*. 

_£a cozuiectidn/with the physical surveillance* Wr# Olegg felt 
that the assumption that spies are supposed to act like spies 33917 would 
hardly be a justifiable reply in this ^ase* 

Mr. Clegg also felt that the lapse o£ tine, ;in reporting the 
investigative information and retyping it into a report as a Result , 
of Now York* s lottor of 2/h/US and 3/l/l*8 could have been avoided 
by submitting a regular investigative report together 'with a letter 
containing the adninistrativ information* 

The inaccurate inf ormatipn, ih the teletype probably Ijad 
no .substantive effect oh the outcome of the case bit it was still a 
jainor error with which Hew York should be charged* 

Hew Yorkfs fniuro to furnish for the Smedley file the 
ixrfo;raatibn developed about her in other cage&was obvibu^y Hew York* s 
error* 

JKr. Olegg felt that the dolay in suba'tting the identifying 
information concerning Smedley! s and j5tein f s participating in the 
Sorge spy ring was too great am, the explanations inadequate/ 

Id>COMIIEHDATIOIIg - PIS^OTIOH DCTIStOH: 

Wo recommendation were made by Ur. Olegg befause k at the time. 
he l&st considered t&is matter New York had hot furnished the identities 
nor fixed the individual responsibilities of the ^ew York Agonts. 



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2hd Bureatt hotter of 4/25/45 to Albany TTith .feopioa for 
How York inaa considered by fomer SA E* B* Calder in connoctiin. 
Tilth the Phillip Jaffa case* Foxner SA E* Bv Caldq^ also prepared 
letter to Albany on 4/^6/45 tihlcsh cunnarisod lj W Ibrk*sf inf ©relation 
on Saedloy ackLClader did not furnish; that information to the BurcaiK 



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5|io %6dl&y caco \?3S assigned to former SA [ 
f roa 5/2/45 to 6/ 16/45* 



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to^ll/6/45 whorvtho bano T?as WG % & by Kewtorfc 
also cov&red a Idad £n 2&roh, 194& Trhi<?h mts reported: by lotted 
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J&ring the period of thd physical surceiilance of fiaqdloy 
in How ^rk City in- JJuho,, 1946* the:,caSq ra S assigne d to flAI 

U '-fro' otftor sarealllln quanta were I Hand 

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3he* lottery of 2/4/48 ahd 3A/4& and, 2/1/48 reporting v 3jiveaticativp- 
inf oxtiation Vftlbh should tevcf ,boon ih $ie f 6m of a yept?r t ^oro pro- 
pared ^entho fcac& i?ae dssignod ttf CA ffohn J;* ^ard* 

Eroni^ay> 1^43 to £he last of M arclv 1949 tho case s&s 
assigned to SA •&*' J. McAndrowsi, ?i> tos reassigned thereafter bof^uee 
of other special m pdrv£spxy duties assigned to McAn8ro\Y£#, 

Shrouehoiit the existence of. thi3 .case i.t lias bseit untter.tha 
supervison of SA H. & Granville, '•$& case -was assigned to tho 
ikvision headed by f omor iSAC T. J. Donogan Tintil his resignation 
on 3/1/46. A Biowafaer it. iras assigned to tlio J&visldn, headed by 
ASAC Alan H. Belmont* Fpteaor {& S. £. Oonroywis in charge of the 
office >intil SAC Scheldt. assumed "those reppsnsiIl£tio.s on 8/21/46. 

Rrisponsbilitity for tofoitaation cbncom&g Saedley in either 
Mow ^ork f ilea i?hich JCiifoxnation fa? not furnished to. the Bureau in 
Gaedioy reports is as f ollowaf* 



X* %o report of ,fpmor GA[ 



] dated -8/645 



in the .Gerhardt Eislor case i?as roaconably wpH indexed bitt tho infor- 
mation on ' Snodloy tms not indo^d^ Xt is the Ajjcntf a rosponsbility 
to ^eef that his -reports- are indexed. 



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Philip- Jaffa case Sid not havo ^ie Sapdley xnf orsation indexed 



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'in «h ,* +s«S 2 m ^? ^rnarded a. letter on 5/XH/^to the Bureau 
in wh ch taere uas enclosed aa album of knownor suspected espioharo 
agents. tfmr York, was unable to fix individual rospohsbility for 
failure to include information from the "album in subsequent Smedley 
roports,. howeverm thqjr pointed out that the information in the album 
■was unsubstantialed and should not have been included in. a report.. 

™ . j. . rA' ^ n8 ^ Xork J "**?*' to the Bureau oh 6/26/45 repardirie 
Khitta ker 4utabers. Ihis letter tos prepared Uy former SA \ f 

mn4«*u ^^^P^-^SA ^urice A- Vor dated 1/4/49 at 
TOO in the Tfoitakor 9hamb 0r? case. New lork cannot fix individual 
responsb.ilo.ty for the delay in. indexing this rapirt because the 
report wis required for the Immediate investigation of the Jahara 
case. 




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3 2a ted 4/22/48* ay WO 
SA T. J» ^cAhdrows 



in the Gustaw Alef-Bp2kotriak espionage case. _. „ . „> WJ , V „ 
was. responsible for the Smcdlpy case from; Ifey, 1948 fintil tho last 
of March, 1949> therefore he is responsible for tills omission. 

waxmmwkTiom .~ AmrKinm'ErYE mvisxout 

, -,. _, , X ? ls ? y ^^ defin ite feeling that this case was woefully 
.neglected during the early months of its existence rBbtfc by the Agents 
to^whom it was assigned and by tho supervisory staff of the Mew York ' 
bffice. It is obvious that the use of care*, imagination, initiative, 
and sound investigative techniques was almost completely lacking, 
therefore, X concur with Jir. degg.in his conclusion that New York 
handled this j:ase in a superfisical. manner, £ also, U-.-X 'U»4 this is 
a. matter in -which the JTow York file expanded rapidly in volume and 
apparently m pne ever bothered to sit down and thoroughly review 
the fUa to determine what should be done to carry the espionage " 
Investigation to a logical conclusion. with\dispatch and efficiency. 

j. «,.„«, ** is? *$ ?**waendatl6a that letters of censure be diredted 
to SAC Scheldt,. AS4C Belmont and Supervisor B. R' Granville for Ihe 
very^oor -manner in which thi&< case has been supervised by tfew York. 
X feel too that Supervisor Granville should also be censured for 
permitting the Incorrect teletype of 6/7/46 to be forwarded to the 
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I recommend a letter of censure for SA I I for pord 

nutting the incorrect information to be. cent to the Bureau because 
if he and Granville had contacted the other surveiiirif agents they 
could have secured the correct information concerning the loss of 
the surveillance . 

_ . .^ that connection it is also my recocshehdatioh that SA 
lawerence "C. Baile&r be censured for his, failure to immediately commu- 
nicate' with Supervisor Granville.- when he knewtfca/t he had lost, -the 
surveillance and would bo unable to identify the girl being sur^ ' 
veined by him. li hile it is true that he cbramu nicated with] I 

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at Madison Squaro Gordon it x®3, not tintii the next night $hen[ 



ro-3pin^d the surveillance group that tho ever knw that the sur~* 
velliance vras lost* 

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further should >be done as d?ar -as sfre is concerned. 

It is apparent that %ent T. J f McAndrqws did, not agf prd 
ihe c^se the attention it lmrrantcd ishile it was assigned to hita and 
I reconmond a lotter of censure. 

Since it has T^e'n a prevalent practice in the Field to 
report sone investigation jnattefcis by letter, X do not f el that '§& 
John J* fard should be^enfeure^ for his preparation ^ftiie lettbrs 
dated ?;4 and 3/1/ l$? As a result of Jt5r# Gurheats; recent inspection 
of the Security ?Division, instructions vrero issued f ox* the filed to 
immediately discontiitie lcepor\skg by letter the results o% invdstL*- 
gatLons* - 

Finally, * foal, that ,SA | I w)io. is H6\r 

assigned at ths ^prcarfcr Office^ should J»o censured for nbt seeing the* 
it that his report dated £/li/46 in the £af f e Case T?as prpperly in*- 
dexed in order that the information contained therein on Medley 
could be readily available for review by tl\q Agent to t*hoti the 
Smedldy case lias assigned. . , ; 




Inasmuch as SAc Conroy, AS AC Ponenan and SAfel ~l 

I [ arid I T are no 

loxiger .on the Bureau? s service, ho action, can be taken regarding 
^theti,* however, it ifc my^repqminepdatioil that copies of this meiad- 
i^duia be included in tjieir personnel files jiere v at the B reau#. 



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' F P X G JB U E M oQk ii'D^ll. UNI T E. B S. T jjQfc S G V E S N ME HNT 

3D :. MR. ODLSar MiE: JUNE 29, 1949 

FROM. .: W; JR.. -GIOTJ 

•SUBJECT : BEIINQUENCEES OF 2HE NEW IOBK OFFICE IN 
flftNDEING 7SB Si&tiLEi AND STEIN GASES 



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Ihere are* attached hereto- tiro jrismoranda covering 
the delinquencies of the 3SFefor York Office, in, Handling the Staedley 
and Stein Cases* 

In yiei? of the fact that letters, of censure are, recpmmemded 
for 5AC.£cheidt> A3AC^Beiifont ; and ^eld; ^upqrHsor kv * J %a$yiile. .- 
in-each jpf the rm^morahda^ it is recomiaemded that the memoranda^be; 
considered together and that only one. .letter of censure be dire'c&ed 
to each of the s^ ; New r Iork Officials # 



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May l^, 1949 
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He Bureau lot^, dated April 29, 19$, ^ ^^Z *J+h" 
responsibility employees in, fetf He*Tfak Jf fxcajn -JWottoi mth 
delinquencies set forth, in Bureau, letter dated Ikrch .2, 1949* 

Preference to -dm J*, B, C 5 ^'fr&fc * ^l^Lf * 
B PLease be advised that. E. E. Conroy,, as special Agent In f*W*>J*f 

SSed'^thg wS or the to,estl£ tW 4 handXad *hfc ; ca 5 e to*. b 

jXeflM? itaS S^UWiWwl W BJO rW. onllovoibor $,1945. He 

to ,ccase active dirty,, oKooWtto Uay IS 1949. 

■1th reference to Jfe* 4, -5, fM 7 to »*»« f>f *> 

SpSer^urtog, the percent period. a.tB F^H^ 

a_ 41 e tq/^ a cot>v of TThicktsas 3ent to the flew* xorKr pixa,?^ *_**«» 

' Mm oa»« ' SentTrri !■>. ******* the Bureau,. 

Concerning 'itraa 6*wS 9, which refer to a physical surveillance 
odfSICBIE? Sd SloScts, it is'npted that E. B. -Conwy** Special 



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.letter toi)irGctor 
mi AGKE5 SimMMX 

Agent, in <jhargo> A f JU Botoorxi tos Js^ Agent in Charge, cod 

Robert #♦ Gmnvl ilg rats supervisor* At this tiae^ thd caW tfcs .assigned 
to Special Agent ! I - Tho ntoaber phdidoiititjf o£ the sitf- 

vdiUIng agent3 fen this pcassion wo designated by Supervise? Chraayillo> 
and cohstttuied two sMf ts of *ttiyo'o iagents Tratch, Trhlchis- tho norrail arid 
adequate iiunbor of agents foe the, stofoeillariQe of one individual* %i 
aspignipnt of ^dditiohal piyesonriel w>uld have been. tmTrarranted ±n vim of 
She £act that SlffiBEDX had been undo^ auxrvoillanco jfor several £ays and the 
Hood for additibhal agents --3ms not indicated by her aqtivities* ^j^ical 
BEkdeia&ancer> oJtirhich there &ro a ^rgp nu&bor in Nm£ Xork Ctt^ must bo 
haiidlod :-tritai discretion* bpth £ro& *1&d standpoint of qondoi^g )^pdtm^ 
and to render tho qirvoillanqo so cure fey avoiding tW assigacnl? bf excessive, 
pereonnollimhich Trauld render tho guanroiiLanco imsafo* 

On tho byeriing of *JTuno ^ 1946j> the s dpci^0A vsis fiado bjr SpedLcil 
Agent l I -who jmia on tho aurvoillaiico^ pa tho sppt to attempt to 

idontif jr all three of thb Joung tfotacn whb accompanied £IS$$£ to, tho 
theathre. Ho then assigned ono of the thrpd 'at xweilllng agents to follow 
isach of the subject* 3 pontac/ts* Sppe;;ai Anont P^ I follorrod; 

the i&oritapt designated as tinid entififed aixL #L on n acre ^ paragraph £ 
p± the report of Special Anont I L dated September 1$, 1946; 

4i Ifoir ToxfecCity* par ing the hooting at iSadisoxt Squ&ro t&rdo n ,4 t&ich fa ts 
attended by this, girls I ~\ succeeded In cotouhieating y&th l l and 

advised M a of tho fti rira location. and the nature pf tho meeting,. a histras 
dono -frhile l b us feurveiHiig Mnidentif £od giii $3 tin the night of 

Jtmb 6^ 

iTni dentif idd ftirl $2* as described ba page 4> paragraph 3; bf the 
report b$ Agent l ~| ; d4ted ^epj^boaf Ify lozfey ^^fl^ai*Wwmi& 

identified at tb p Hpy Ifrnd on iHdtel, b:r Spepial Agpnt I I 1&0 

reported Ms to | ~~fc ri ^o ni^ht of J'une 6>. 1946* A^ent l ~l 

stirvoiOled Unidentified girl §% described on page ^ paragraph 6 ^f the 
aboyo jnon tiehed report. It was" necescary f ox him 'yb< >go to: iSmronock^ 
Kerr lorkjf ,ph ^£s ^urvei?4^?^> %vhejc^ ho aj*iye : d ^ oh the ^arlj^ corning of 
Jtme 7> 1946* tod stayed totii after #t00 ah ^e '7^; It is believed that 
t^is surveillahca 179s cor-ectly handled thiroughout^ under liho. oltaiiast^ces 
involve d. 

Concerning Xissi :9> ^hich iela es to thp teletype coixb to the 
Bureau co^pomittg the ^bW^urveid^nce^ it is noted that Agent I I 

arrival JitoQ fSafoia. thp surveillance bdtt?cen,4*Q(^ anC 5 ^.ibd im pn Juno 7> 1946* 
jtatcr itt the day hq cotounicateji t^Iop^pni^ll^ f roahis bbadto advis^p; 
Supervisor Cranvillo at "ihe JIow York Offico^ of tha ^ocults of tup surveil- 
l&r&Q on the afternoon and night of Juno & &&& esrlyr 3^0 7/ as- 
thPy froze then kno^sn to )ii0> 6»d the ^sultant telot^po tms sent' to the 



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this office •• 3h6 .information vail,, 'of coxirsei be included in the next report. 

TEth regar to Stem P. 3hi£* cas£ ?ms assigned to Special Agent 
T., J* MpAiidret;s from ISay, 1948 to the end of llarch, 1949. B^ to other 
special y;ork being handled by him and the fact that he ahs been required 
for supervisory duties, the case vras reassigned the latter pa^t of i %rch^ 
1949. She inf onaatixtfi inq question ^1±1X bja included in the report presently 
being ptbpa ed £a this offioe. 

Jii connection, rath ^tem, ll, the receipt of this &#£ ormatipn and the 
handling thereafter ivaa by Special Age&t W. J# KcCarthy. 

# 4ie above p£rsoA$el is set forth as those handling tl;e &att£r£ 
eontaires, in hnrem letter is. £et forth, as those handling the natters 
contained in ^urgs^u letter .of Larch 2, 1949* However, X a&ain respectively 
refer the Suy au to ny letter of J^arch 18, 1949* setting forxh the expla~ 
nations pf this office* It is felt that many of the £tcEts ^hioh appear to 
be delinquencies- in Bureau fetter pf i^rch 2 are fully explained by the 
inforgiajaon set f orfeh in snjr letter- of 44rch 18th« 

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FBI AUTOMATIC DECLASSIFICATION GUIDE 
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PERSONAL AND OOWWEmikL 



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KB: GUKTHER E. 0. STEIN, Wa; 
Guenther Stein 
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Door Sir: 







Reference ie made to $paj©au letter of March 2 P 1949, s;ettigg v f orth 
the delinquencies of the Hew York Office in connection with the above mentioned 
case and requesting axi explanation as to these delinquencies. 

Initially, it should "be pointed out that during the period of time this 
case has been under investigation* this office, was responsible for the investi- 
gation of a voluminous number of cases under the Loydty Program, Atonic Energy 
Program, Security Index Cases under the DETOOK Program and, other special classi- 
fications of cases where the Bureau had instructed preferred attention* 

She bureau is, I believe, aware of the magnitude of the investigative 
problem, which has confronted this office during the past year. In order to 
comply with the Bureaus instructions with regard to these various other 
programs it has been necessary, In the p&st, to utilise the agents assigned 
to Section #6 of this office /which section handles th investigation of 
Internal Security-R fcnd Espionege-R cases, to other investigations, particu- 
larly case under the Loyalty Program and the Security Index Program* 

During the period of time that the STEIH case was under investigation, 
55 agents were assigned to Section f 6# This section, during this period of time, 
handiled 520 Security Index Oases and 400 Loyalty Cases. In addition to that, 
there are a number of specials being investigated by this section which, because (U) 
of their very nature and current activity, require vigorous arid constant in- 
vestigation. Among cases of this character are the KOCASE, £sOVME J3 GALLECi?, 
CORSAIR and the case on <>LAVKO #50RE;/aleo cases involving the following and 
reporting of the activities of the consulates and official establishments 
and personnel of these establishments of the Soviet Government and its 
satellite nations.^Due to the volume of work and shortage of personngl f j 
it has been necessary to concentrate on investigations wherein it appears* 
that the greatest opportunity presented itself for the development of current 
and active cases. It is believed that this policy has been sound as is proven 
by the successful operation of our double agent cases in connection with the 
MOCASEt GAILI50H, ZQBE, arid, CORSAIR cases. Furthermore, it has b en essential, 
in order to properly discharge Bureau ^responsibility, to concentrate on the 
development of highly confidential technics wiih regard to the foreign 
diplomatic corps In this area. .Due to the concentration on this phase of 




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the investigation, a tremendous amount o$ intelligence information has 'been 
developed during the past year and forwarded to theBureau for appropriate 
transmittal to various interested agenfiies. Section #6 #lso concentrated 
on the development and handling of approximately 50 highly productive con- 
fidential informants who are furnishing important inf ormationpertaihing to 
the Bureau's counter-intelligence Work* Due to the concentration on various 
other phases of the Work being handled by Section #6, fthis offipflJaas-haan 
successful In obtaining the diplomatic code and ci^pheF^bads of 



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during this peridd 9f time the JUDIKT COPIOH and VALEKTIH OUBITCHEV cases 
were under investigation arid these cases required the utilization of a con- 
siderable amount of manpower and successfully culminated in the arrest of 
both uOPIOH and GUBITCBEV for their espionage activities., 

Section #6* has under investigation at the present time, 469 cases; 
many of which the Bureau has specifically instructed be given preferred and 
expeditious attention, ^uite naturally, with it only being possible to assign 
55 agents to this type of investigation up to March 1st of this year* It has 
been impreative that a practical approach be takenlto handle those matters, 
which have beenconsidered of iparamount importance. It* is not meant by this 
statement that this office did not consider the STEIK case important becuase 
it did, as Was. evidenced by the fact that it was the Hew Tork Office which 
opened the $TEIK case on its own initiative and requested the Bureau to obtain * 
the details of the operation, of the SOHGE ring in order that this office might 
conduct an investigation of STEIK. Quite frankly, this office had anticipated 
in the early part of 1,940, thrt it would be possible to assign additional agents 
in the investigation of Internal Security-R fend &spionage-B joattfcrs. However,, 
as previously stated, becauss of the loyalty Program and various deadline in- 
vestigations this was not possible* 

¥ th respect to the STJJIBT case please be advise,d that it has been 
assigned to Special A eht William J. McCarthy, of Section #6, under the 
^supervision of Special Agent Robert *• Granville,, This section is under 
Division #1 of this Office, headed by ASAC A. H* Belmont* During the period 
of time i n which this matter has been under I^vestigatipn, Ageb McCarthy 
has been handling four confi^neti.al informants, amont them .being PAD1 and HEBE 
BUBENZ. Furthermore, during this period it was necessary for this agent to 
apeing a great amount of his time forking on the HISS- CHAMBERS case, as well 
as the Communist Party brief wherein he worked with Unified States Attorney 
JOHH P# X« 1IC G0HE5T and BUDEN2 in preparing trial material for this case. He 
has also been assigned to other cases of an espionage nature which required 
expeditious handling. 




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HI 65-14805 

With respect to the STEIH case it is to be noted that the allegations 
of espionage activity which were obtained, from the Japanese occurcBd in 1838. 
Since that period of- time; whiSe STEIJT has 1>een in touch with individuals who 
were vo mmunis.ts or suspected of underground Communist activity, no. information 
has come to our attention indicating actual espionage' on his part. If such " 
information had been forthcoming then certainly this case would, have been given 
paramount attention. I„ lieu of this, investigative time of special agents 
was directed to still more urgent matters, with highly successful results. 

, ^ W i*£ re fP ect * 6 i he suggested investigations as outlined in B ure au 
letter of March 2. 1949, it is realized that all these points have merit. 
x h e following is explanatory as to why these various, points have not been 
covered up to this time: - 

„„« „ 4. 1# « AB P re ^ 0U8 Jy stated* our Initial report was not sent to the Bureau 

prior to Hoyember. lb, 1948, it is, realised because of SA McCarthy <s involvement, inother a. 

demanding his immediate attention and jhe lack of sufficient personnel to whom 

to reassign his work* •-•-.*. 

2. With reference to. Hew York letter to the bureau dated-ffuly 6, 1948. 
advising that a ful} scale investigation whs being conducted. 2 he expression! 

full scale investigation" was used to convey the idea that the investigation 
was not being limited to merely identifying the individual but .rather to deter- 
mine his general activities. Actually , the investigation was underway, a mail 
cover had been placed, toll calls requested and an effort made to contact the 
manager of the hotel. Confidential informants were" also being contacted. 

3. A physical surveillance :was not instituted because of the shortage 
of manpower. In order to preoperly operate a physical, surveillance inKew York 
it requires a minimum of six agents per day and with the volume" of other work 
to be handled it was not feasible to conduct such ,a surveillance of STEIN. 

4. With respect to the trash cover, it is to b,e not.ed that the agent 
had made several attempts to cpritact tb hotel manager in order to determine 
whether this individual mifeht be used from the standpoint of a- trash, cover or 
a highly confidential informant. However, these attempts- wete not successful 
as he was not a resident -manager at the, hotel; This lead*, .however, had been 
held in abeyance until such time as sufficient manpower was availabel to 
properly handle the trash coverage.. 

5; Microphone surveillance tfas not requested because of the tremendous 
•amount of manpower required to install a surveillance of .this nature as veil 
as to operate it* It is anticipatedtht with the present five- day week It 
requires the time of approximately five agents to operate a microphone surveil- 
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6* A mail cover was hot requested after 6/15/- 
mail cover which had been placed had given a cross section of his corresV 
pondenco cold his general activity* 

?. With regard to the toll calls* they were requested by letter da 
dated March 10, 1948 ♦ Accordingly, only calls up to that date were furnished 
and checked. Actually , thete was a considerable period of tim$ before the 
agent was able to spend the time necessary to review the ^iles regarding; the 
toll calls* A second check was Bade of the toll calls in February of this year, 

8. A technical surveillance was not requested because it #*is felt, 
that this case at this time did not warrant the installations of sn technical 
surveillance* 

$. With respect to the fact that this office had not followed tip 
the EyC report of. the Boston Office dated Koyembei* 30, 1948, to request ad- 
ditional investigation; concerning ARTHtJR J) 5 LIIHS, IKC.> Athis^ was being 
considered but up to the present time had not been done* 

10* Withe regard, to the Bureau. 1 s .comments concerning the f&ct tha 
this office had not followed up, the Washington Field on itsreport of January 
5 t , 1949, showing a negative check of IH3, -although the subject was, known and 
reported as being a British subject, it Should be noted that the last paragfcag 
of th Washington ?ield report stated that a "Complete check of the INS t m§in~ 
tained at Washington , B* C, f failed to locate any record identifiable with 
the subject or his wife." Accordingly, this office deferred any action, with 
regard to a further check of INS until such time as further information could 
be developed iwhich would assist INS* in locating its fi ies. 

- 11. The bank investigation in this case was limited to two banks; 
namely, the Qhrise Ifationdl Bank and the ^tional City Bank. There was no 
information developed which wbtild reflect which of hhe hundreds of banks An 
Hew York City was doing business with this individual and, the personnel of 
„ this office was not available to determine which, cahyasp all of the banks tose 
which one had an account for STEIH* 

It has been our steiady desire to &£$ ord the priority attention t& ,,. 
all Espionage and I ternal Security cases which Mcty shquld have giv§n to them* 
However» with the high percentage of deadline cases confronting this, office 
during the past year and a half, we have had to concentrate, on those matters 
which appeared to require the most .urgent attentionl As the Bureau, is aware» 
we found it possible to assign il additional agents to Espionage and Internal 



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Security cases in the ^ew *6rk Office during the liter part of JVbruary. 
Additional agents, are fceing assigned a? the condition of the office permits 
..in order* that all phases of investigations ofhthis nature mfr be exploited 
to the fullest extent. , . 



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/s/ Edward Scheldt, 
iffltfJIHD SCHEIE?* SAC 






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Director:, FBI ' 




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FROM : SAC, New loik 

SUBJECT: ALAN H. MONT 
ASSISTANTS 




ate: July 26, 1949 



For the .information of the Bureau, ASAC Al an H. Belmont ha s, advised 

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that he and. his wife ha ve taken steps t o 'adopt an 



girl. The child, named l I came to live with them effective' 

July 18, 1949, and, after a period of one year, the legal adoption proceedings 
will be effected. 

' ' , Transmitted herewith is, an amended Employee's Withholding Exemption 
Certificate executed by ASAC Belmont to record hj^change in status. 

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Director 

Federal Bureau of Investigation 

United States Department of Justice 

Washington, D. C. ' 

.Dear Sir: 

For inclusion in the fund to be paid to the widow or designated beneficiary of any Spe- 
cial Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States Department of Justice, who had 
contributed to this fundprior to July 31 , 1949, and who dies from any cause except self- 
destruction while employed as a Special Agent, I am forwarding herewith (by CHECK - rMeNBS-tfTCER)' 
the suohof ten dollars, ( (?10. 00), made payable to the Chief Clerk of said Bureau, to be included 
in safii fuhd\ " PiTpent'will $$ made Tdrdea^ the^Agent'has beenTa 

memberof'the fund for two yearsl It is' understood and agreed that the sum tendered .herewith 
is a 1 voluntary; gratuitous contribution tb/said f undo which I understand is to lie administered 
in the .following, manner; 

The 1 Director of the Bureau will appoint a coraclttee which shall consider all natters per- 
taining to the acquisition/ safe keeping, and expending of said find; which icomzaittee will recommend 
appropriate action to the*Director of the Bttreau in pertinent Batters, The Chief Clerk of said 
Bureau shall receive^all contributions, and account for same ;to the Director r 

Upon the death of any Special Agent, the appointed coDmittee will.cohsider the case and, 
sutait a recommendation to" the Director as> to4tsj>onclusibns» Appropriate instructions will. then, 
belssued tJnhSTt^ief Cleric, directing tfii - to *pay to the ^esignated r benef iclary tKe.;sua;of * JIOJOOO, 

desigpated as w beneficiary for P. B # I.. Agents 1 ' Insur- 

Relationship U) jlKJ> , . * Dated . 

the following person is hereby designated as beneficiary under, the Chas# S, Boss ftad* 
providing :$1500-death ^benefit to beneficiary of agents killed, In line of duty. 




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commend him for his vro^k generally in the case^ iii addition to his 

testimony, inasmuch as theV investigation in Ttfevr York Tras assigned to him 

arri he assisted, the prosecutors throughout, the atrial in Vfashingfcon. . ^ 



La tter&oof cosmne nda tion ^ould also appear to t>e in orcfor for 
Special Agents ! J afad l ~l of the O fashingban Fi eld- 

Office^ Trtio jointly handled 1;be investigation iri^Washialgiiom I l *ras 

also a, tritnessV hciyifig been subpoenaed by the defense. A lotted of commendation 
to ASAC A. Hi Belmont i Jfev? Yorlc, #io personally supervised the investigation is 
believed merited. The letter Vo Special Agent R,* R. ^AOTIIXU, who testified, 
should also commend him for Ms wprk. as. iho, Supervisor x£ the case in Hcrr York. 

It is also recommended that Special Agent R> , J. Iampheroj Burpau 
Supervisor of this case. Tie given a letter of commendation.. 



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,v^* - Fs&ial Baraan or Investigation 

^ tf.i 01 ItopaJrfccnt of Juoidco 

"5C> Ifao&instont D.C., 

5^ paar^?, Hoover* * 

<vv .. Althcu*ft it ia iUtel^- that thore Mil 

•si loa second J&S3 trial, I would Hire, to -write yoa at 

t this tinso concpynlti^ the excoELGnt ^orlc porf orncd Tby 

■^ the poraonaol, of the S^T in the investigation ana 

^ J?cj30tti trial of this case* 

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*" Assistant Eiroctor Si -J. CosnolSdy and 

Assistant Special Ascnt in CharnofA, IkftBontfreRdored 
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as^cipar^MLtnoeS. Sho; fobt that. Do^dnso Attojnoy 
pitpfebr did not oiosa oxaninp" *te«. Ibonhan is. an indication Jv* 
ef -Kid oxcollont iefcrossion. ho- mdia as a tjitnosa for *?*F 

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Xn nontiohin* the folloMiis a^onta tilth > 

tjhoa.1 cane in oontact in Kaf ¥ork 1 <fo not triih to. \2> / ' 
ii^ly\that i on not rraaro of $io patstandincj "work, .po.xv- t *i v-^ 
£orscd-fcy the personnel of the Jpt in ITashin^toit and aW* 
larso ntiabor ;of field offices thronshoufc the, sentry; 

I Troolri Uka to cOrsend Special A3©nta John 
I!» panahyj I I and Hufcaa G. Spencer for 

their jaitiiins efforts which wore reflected in -fchd saooth 
hanalins -of tritnoc.Cqs andt>.vidoacQ dirins ths coarse -of 
the trial, Jnaflditiott the folicwinj; Cpocial Agents 



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Mr* Alan H, Belmont 
Federal Bureau of Investigation 
United, States Department of Justice 
Hew Xerh, Uev> JTorfc 



Deaf fit* Belmont: 

X have been inf#medof the ex- 
ceptionally fine mt$ peit^ffa'4&l$ you and 
Special Agents of the Tew. fornvfjice in con- 
nection with the investigation and _. _„ 

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The persistent, thorough \ndming&Uit„ 

gent nanner in Xchich this case woo ian&1se&»mv++ ^ 

throughout the various difficult pHse&As, of y//'f" " M ' 1 '*"* 



cowr0^> o $rii>tt£e *o your splendid 
end X do want to take this oppofiun 
sonally commend you for the highly 
fashion in which you supervised fhi 

Sincerely, 

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• mOl) STATES GOVERNMENT 
DATE: August 5, 1949 



M. GEAVIN 



D. M. LADD 



JAHAM 



SAO EcL Scheldt of the, Hew York Office called on-. 
August; 4 and- stated that a number of Agent s names had. -he eh 
submitted fcy the Hew York 1 Office for letters *of commendation 
,in connection with their handling ?£ this cajjey .He stated 
they had omitted the" name of ASA O/ AL jgelmont / and that in his 
'opinion, Belmont had done a pnTttou^ly outstanding Job in 
supervising this case in Hew York and he thought a letter of 
•commendation should go to him &lso.. r . 



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OFFICE MEMORANDUM —UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT ■ . 

DASEE 8-11-^9 
TO- . t MR. GIAVIN ' , . . 

FROM s H. L. BOARDS. . . 

SUBJECT: .RECOMMJmvnONS FOR MERITORIOUS INCREASES' AND ' 
LETTERS OF COIMSNDATICN IN CaiNECTXGN 'WITH 

Memoranda have been received from Mr* Ho B<; Fletcher, the laboratory^ 
and the Special Agents in Charge of the .New York, Boston, Baltimore and' Washington 
Field Offices recommending either meritorious increases in salary or letters of 
commendation Tor tkbse Special Agents who participated" in .the investigation an,d£or 
trial of '-the case entitled. JAY DAVID ttHITTAKER CHAFERS: was, et alj ESPIONAGES; 
INTBRNAt SECORITY-Ro Mr? Ladd concurred in all : recbiimiendatibnso . 

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MRo Fletcher recommended Special Agent I 1 principal. Bureau 

Supervisory and Special Agent I ^l relief Supervisor, for letters of 
> commendation as it was believed- the case was handled in an above average manner with 
complete credit to the -Bureau* , T > 



7" It' is, also recommended, that a letter .of commendation be , forwarded to Mr « 
r Fletcher ^fpr £he, ^over-all supervision by him o£ this important case*. 

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/ UBORATORY - •- " ' 

Z " 'Mr ;Sizop advised ^that most/of the Laboratory examination b£-e^dehce in* . * 
this -case was fcandlefd ?by Special Agent Ramos C* Feehah and ran over a period of^seV- 
eral, months\ The handwriting portion %as an extremely 'difficult ^hand^iting^jexaia-- 
nation and: the typewriiting .examination involved the examination of 'huh^eds^of ■* 
typewriter specimens^ *Ali of the .examinations were .made on an expedite/^basis a,rid. 
required hours* <of work /during, non-working hours * All such ^vork performed by 'Agent 
/FeeHan wai most 'willingly handled although it necessitated the sacrifice of\many* 
evenings and week-ends^ His; examination were; all thoroughly and completely jnade* 
>Mr e Sizoo said^that Agent, >Feehan should be : highly commended 5 for .the work he had 
performed in this cade, riot/only for- 'the manner %;^ich* he handled the .laboratory 
examinations but also .for the- manner in which* he $estt^ tri'alo, Mr* 

Sizoo recommended 'that he be afforded; a, meritorious increase in -salary for his *<« 
outstanding pertomanceo Mr<> Harbo concurred; 

It is to be. noted that a letter was received from United, States Attorney 
JohnjF* Xo ;Mc&ohey cdmmenting ; upon the .manner. An which Agent Feehari; testified during 
the^trialoJ Mc Gohey stated + thatFeehah«s testimony was, a* wonderful example of what 
an intelligent and prepared witness can do; he had' persuasive powers not. usually 
expected from mere witnesses and he, McGphey, was deeply sj^atM^ed to ogrmen^ Feehan's 
serviceSo ' . • . *" ^ *a Ai> ^ ^* /5a -/ 



In, a letter to the Bureau dated- 7-18-li^MTc Thomas «V Doriegan, Special ' 
Assistant to the Attorney -General, advised that Agent Feehan was outstanding as 
ah 'expert T/itness 4nd the fact that the, Defense Attorney did not cross examine him 
is an indication of the excellent impression he made as a witness for the" 
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RECOtPilENriATiON t It is recommended that Agent Feehan be afforded a meritorious in- 
crease for the outstanding work he performed on. this case. A PERMANENT BRIEF OF 
■HIF FIIE IS ATTACHED. . * •.-•. 

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. SAC Scheldt adyised that Special Agent Thomas Qo Spencer deserved 
particular commendation and a meritotious- increase in connection with this 
case Agent Spencer participated in the investigation and the trial from 
the beginning to the end* w From the Initial steps of, the investigation, * through 
the painstaking and detailed interview with Jay Wiittaker Chambers, subsequent 
investigative steps up to the preparation of the trial and the trial , itself i 
he was^a figure of extreme importance* Agent Spencer gave unstintinglx. of 
his -time and, effort with - an absolute, disregard for r his v personal, life <,- Wiehever 
there, was a disagreeable, tough assignment requiring detailed knowledge of the % 
case, Spencer .volunteered" for the assignment* Due to his intense participation in 
the investigation and because of the interview with .Chambers, he was of great value 
to the .government attorneys preparing the <case - % * » *' . 

t ^y letter to the Bureau/dated 7-lli-h9 USA. John F</ X \McGohey^ specifically 
called attention to the work of Special Agent Spencer, who, he stated/ over and. 
above all of the other- agents $ devoted himself, to the prosecution of this case \ 
with unequaled energy, intelligence and: ability; he ^TOi3*c6nstaSt3y"T^tH'*^ McGpheyJs 
assistant^ and many times into the small hours of the morning, but never once . com- , 
plaining of his v own personal cdnvenlence or obligations, but on the * contrary con- 
tinuously willing ^to help in whatever way was /possible . Mr« McGoliey said he could 
not recommend Agent Spencer too highlyj his work in this case both prior to, the trial 
and. at the trial was beyond the call of ordinary du;ty and reflected nothing but the 
highest praise of the Bureaus , - " * • "" ' * 

pcdlflffi^DATION : It is recommended, that Agent Thomas Go Spencer l?e afforded a 
meritorious increase for "his outstanding performance* - b6 .-»-•- 
it PERMANENT BRIEF>OF HIS FIIE IS ATTACHEDo -\ ; i b7 r ' v 



SAC Scheldt recommended that. the following Special Agents- be commended 
by letter for their very fine work oh this, case:, * ' * - % - 



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ASAC Aa Ho Belmont .J Jo Bahahy J Mo -Kelly 

Ro Fo X-o 0»Keefe> „■ F Xo 'Plant t J 

Jo Po Martin b6 J F Sullivan * j 

I b?c 'Jo To < Neagle . * Albert J Tuo 



by F* Jo Gallant 



It is recommended that SAP Scheidt be commended by letter for the 
excellent .manner in which this case was handled in the New York Office* 

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S AC ,Hottel recommended a meritorious increase in salary be afforded 
Special/Agent L&abert Go Zander . advising thjat this case was assigned to him and 
has been handled continuously by *him since its inception* He* consistently ex- 
hibited excellent judgment in handling the. investigation and despite the involved 



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nature of the case demonstrated that he was at all times able to keep the objectives 
of the investigation, properly* in mind; In making the decisions necessary to its 
handlings he demonstrated his ability to analyze properly , Throughout the in* . 
vestigation he exhibited considerable enthusiasm and worked diligently to prptect - 
the Bureau's interest in this controversial investigation* * • \* 

RECOMMENDATION; It is\recommended that Agent* Zander be afforded a meritorious 
increase in salary e A.PERMNEHT BRIEF OF HIS FILE IS* ATTACHED / ' - "" : 



I "I and, I I d evoted- the principal .portion of their 

time to this .investigation for a period of approximately 90, daysj ; they handled, the 
details in connection with the extensive search made for the Woodstock typewriter 
involved in this ma tier * In addition they both conducted a large number of important 
ista$vi$ws v which resulted in the development -of considerable information' of value 
-to the v prosecution of this. case anci both applied their energies- and enthusiasm 
fully/to this investigation o SA.C Hottel advised they demonstrated' they are excellent 
investigators p capable of working on most -involved matters, and recommended that 
they be afforded meritorious increases in salary for .their outstanding work in con- 
be nection with this case* 'PERMANENT BRIEFS OF THEIR FILES, .ARE ATTACHED* 



REC0LBJBWDA TI0W8 It-is > recommended that Special Agents I I and I I 

I "I be^af forded meritoribus\ increases in salary 1 for their^ outstanding~work - 
on this case c - * • * 

" / SAC' Hottel Recommended that .the following Special Agents be. commended 
by letter for their excellent "participation in this , case: * * 



John J*, Walsh - , 

I I * William H* Atkinson 



, b !L ' * , Donald Do Connors 

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* It is rec9mmended that SApHottel be, afforded a letter of commendation 
for the excellent manner, in, which this case was handled in the- Washington Field 
Officer f "**'-. V \ ' r " ' - * 

BALTIMORE: ' ^ " . '* " „ * • * 



SAC McFarlin recommended that ASAC Robert- J Lally b e removed from 
probation for his outstanding perfonaance in this- case : SA McFarlin advised 
that A3AC Lally supervised this .case in ,the Baltimore -Office and the splendid 
work performed by other agents in that, office, was largely due "to the close 
supervision which ASAC Lally afforded this case He spent many long hours of 
work above arid beyond the regular office hours in a sincere endeavor* to see* to it 
that the investigative] and reporting -quality of the/Bureau would be reflected in 
written reports emanating from the office, for which he claimed no compensatory 
leave o Whatever success the investigative personnel of 'the of f ice .may- have achieved 
in this particular case was largely due ,to the advice, supervision ,and^ guidance which 
they received from ^AC Lally SAC McFarlin strongly urged that'XSAC Lally be .re- 
moved from probations . , * , ■ • 



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As you .will recall, ASAC tally was placed oh probation; oh 7-l-h9 
for a period ofSb days for the, serious derelictions on his part -in connection 
with his supervision of the espionage -investigation "ludmila Victor Nekra'ssoff> '• 
was, Espionage -R"; It appeared that this case, had been assigned to an agent 
-who had not had adequate experience in. cases of' this type and after a delay of, * 
nearly a year,, he submitted an investigative report which* contained- an unreasonable 
number of errors <> ASAC Lally ivas advised that the reprehensible manner in which 
this, case had been supervised 'by him cast serious doubt ori his ability to function 
in his present position, A PERMANENT r BRIEF OF HIS FILE IS ATTACHED* 

RECOMMENDATION $ Tt A a ..recommended that Special' Agent T I be , b7c 

reconsidered' ifor reallocation to grade CAF 13 ,for the outstanding manner in v/hich . 
he perform ed on the investigation of the JAHAMcase d ;SA McFarlin advised ttiat . 
| 1 together fathtanother agent, v/as responsible for -the investigative 
activity ,of a major, portion of the investiagtion of 'the Baltimore Office in this 
case Agent Johnstone also prepared a 'large portion of the /reports, teletypes 
and letters which emanated from the office and the results obtained* by him are * 
clear evidence of excellent foresight, , careful analysis, a high degree of 
judgment and an intelligent approach to the many investigative ^problems that 
account in a large measure for whatever achievement the Baltimore Office may 
have enjoyed^in connection with the^investigationo „_ _ J „ „ '_ 

As you will r:ecall p Agent I I was considered for, reallocation to 
grade CAF 13 on 7 -22-h9j. however, he was passed over at that "time as he .did not 
meet all the requirements necessary for such reallocation as -he had received* a m 
Very .Good efficiency rating on 5-29-li7. A PERMANB&T BRIEF OF HIS HIE* IS K ATTACHED* 

RECOMMENDATION ? Inasmuch as Agent I | does not meet all the. requirements for 
reallocation to grade CAF 13*. it is. not recommended that, he be ,so reallocatedo 
However, it is recommended that he be afforded a meritorious increase in grade CAF 
12 for the outstanding manner in which he particapted in the investigation of this 
important case© , 

For the commendatory attitude^ actions, and achievements of Special b ^ 
ftgent Daniel ,F C X, Callhhan* SAC McFarlin recommended that he be afforded a- b ° c 
meritorious increase in salary o *Mc Farlin advised* that Agent. Callahan, together 
with Agent I I carried the responsibility for ,a large portion .of the 
investigative activity' in Baltimore Office ? Both agents put in more than 100 •* 
hours of overtime work iri connection with the case, fqr*\yhich no. compensatory leave 
was re&uestedo .Agent Callahan's' work reflected a* high degree of intelligence^ 
judgment and* sincere effort In his, interrogations of witnesses, he proved him- 
self to be an outstanding agento ^PERMANENT BRIEF OF HIS FILE* IS ATTACHEDo, 

It is to be noted that Agent Callahan was transferred to the Security 
Division at/ the Seat of Government on. 6-l5-l|9o 

RECOMMENDATION ,3 It is recommended that Agent Callahan be afforded' & meritorious 
increase in salary for his outstanding work on this -case*. % 






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SAC McFarlin, recommended that the following Special Agents be commended 
by letter for their 'work on this case': , *- " \ 



ffliliam Co* Ffe iffer, 



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Joseph 'Condon 



, : In viewof the fact that SAc *McFarlin is presently oh probation no 
recommendation is being 'made to commend him by letter for the -work performed 
by the^Baltiraore^Office.on- this cas,e ■, 

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-SAC Soucy recommended that Special, Agents [ 



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Francis D. O'Brien be* cpmmended by letter, for their participation in "this case ' 

It is recommended that SAC Soucy be commended by 'letter for the 
excellent work performed by agents of the Boston Office e 

Bjr letter dated 7~11hIj9 United States Attorney John Fo Xo McGoJiey advise.d 
the Bureau lie could not let the opportunity go. by without words- of the highest 
praise for the many agents who laboriously and Tins tin tingly worked twith his 
Assistant, Thomas F Murphy^ an the actual preparation and trial, of this case c ilr© 
McGohey >felt thatthis particularcase mertLted' special attention^and wished the : — 
Director to consider his letter as over and above the ordinary letter of appreciation* 
He. stated that the Agents not only gave their time and intelligent observations but 
fitted so much into the warp and woof of the case "that it was "absolutely impossible 
to distinguish between the one where "the investigation ended and the /trial* proper 
commencecio He called attention to the. excellent work of the following Agents: 



New York 8 [ 



Joseph Mo -.Kelly 
John F Sullivan 



John* J^ I*anahy* 
F X p'.Keefe 
Thoso G 9 Spencer 



Francis -Jo Gallant 
-Francis X. Plant' 



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] John J* Walsh 



Bureau Headquarters s Lish Shitson , * 

By letter dated 7-18-1*9 Mr Thomas J« Donegan, Special Assistant to the 
Attorney General* wrote concerning the excellent' work performed by the personnel' 
of the FBI in the inyestigation and trial of this case* Mr* Donegan advised that 
Assistant Director E Jo Cdnnelley and ASAC Ao Belmont rendered 'invaluable service 
during the investigation o Agent Ramos Feehan was outstanding as an -expert .witness, 
and the fact that Defense Attorney Stryker did not cross examine him was, an indica* 
tion of the excellent impression he made as a witness for the government* Mr* 
Donegan commended -Special. Agents John H<> Danahy p Jospeh M» Kelly and,lhomas G 
Spencer for their viintiring efforts which, were .reflected in the, smooth handling of 



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vdtnesses and evidence during the course of the trial He also co mmended « 
Special Agents I 1 Roberb/F, X 0<Ke efe g Frank Gallant, f I 

I | and Albert J<> Tuohy* 

It is recommended* that Assistant Director E<> J; Conn^lley and 
Supervisor lish Iftiitson be commended by letter for their splendid work on this 
case " " 

If you approve the foregoing recommendation, the necessary papers 
and letters of .commendation are attached*. 



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Office Memorandum • united states government 



TO : 
FROM : 
SUBJECT: 



M, T OLSON 
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ASAQ_ Belnont of the New York Office Ulephonxcally 




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Ur. Egan 

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to. Hafto 
Mr. »iff__ 

Vr. Penningwa 

Mr, Qalm to 

Tele. Rooa 

Ur. Newe 

Ulss Candy 



communicated wrfFJirrincrdoy and inguired as to whether the Bureau 
would approve one week^s leaue for tiin from the 15th through the 
IJth of August. 



I advised him, the Bureau 
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TO : Mr. Tolso 

from : Mr. Glaviri 

subject: Commendation on Coplon Case 



UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 

date: August Iff, 1949 




There is attached a letter which has been recei 
from Alexander M. Campbell, Assistant Attorney General , 
wending the FBI for their work on the Judith Coplon case. A I KKKzi: 
short note in reply thereto is also attached* 

ffpon conclusion of the Coplon case letters of commenda- 
tton were forwarded by the Director to those Agents participating 
in this case. By memorandum to Mr* Ladd dated 7-14-49 Mr. Fletcher 
recommended that the following Agents be commended by letter and 
such letters were directed to them on 7-29-49: 

£ P i xf t ^ 

Richard 4^ Br enn en Jo hn FM aj ley 

I J ThosMcAnirews 

I ... .. T Mwra S.Aifcggrthu 

£enneWT.$elat>tgne J L 



Leo J.Yffa^thier 
fioberO.feranville 
gtfn fJUfottel 



E. wieymyne 
A. ff.l&elfobnt 
U. fi/JSrani?ille 



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A letter was not sent to SAs fl. J.Yamphere and Kenneth 
r. Delavigne as they had recently been censured in connection with 
this case* 

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A letter was not directed to SA 
^ments to Secu 
lacfc of judgment during the course of the Copfflpffafr~^ " ][( 



I inasmuch >o 

as he was relieved of assignments to Security inves'tiigationsj^o.LJiiii: 



SA Robert J. Mirth was not (W^ied a~m 
as he also was relieved of Security iwesn^lonmH^f^K^is- lach 
of judgment in testifying during the Coplon trial;' "*" rw | 

B y memorandum t o M r, ladd dated 5-16 -49 M£,AJffie&fter teconJ^ 
mended that I 1 and I I of, the Hew YorfaOffm \ 

be commended by UUer for their testimony diirjiig. the. trial-o/ this ~~ 
case and letters were directed to them on 5-16-49. 



Letters of cormendaiion were not directed to Mr. E. : BJ\ 



Fletcher and Mr. L. L. j/Laughlin. 






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fftta *« #0 advise you that yefc #ai>e oe^n 
r«jc«aa«nded /or a prostd*io» /roa #9203 per annum tp 
$9407.BS per annum in Grade OAF 24, khich award Jar 
superior accovi^lishMent mi%% become effective the 
firs* pay period follpioing clearance by the ConnHtee 
on Superior AccoMpHshaent Aioardo. , 

iji has afforded he great pleasure to reoom- 
nend this pronation in pteo of the outstanding, services 
performed, by you in connection foiih the trial of the 
eleven Gow&unSst Party -top functionaries in the Federal 
ZisXrfct pouft^n ffevi Tort: City* Xt is considered #otf 
used excellent judgment in protecting the Bureau's 
interest at all tinea duriii§ your general supervision 
of this, long and difficult- case andt J* desire -to express 
ny #incere appreciation and comety&Hon^JZaj^ypur- 
eff^cient performance of Hutu* #*;>*' i">rs_#: 







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Department of Justice 

RECOMMENDATION FOR SUPERIOR ACCOMPLISHMENT AWARD 

Date octobar 3ft> 19 49 

The Administrative Assistant to the Attorney General 
Attention: Committee on Superior Accomplishment Awards 






(Division, Bureau orOfflce) 



Superior Accomplishment Award , 

Section 403, Federal Employees Pay Act of 1945 



The following recommendation is presented for consideration at your 
next meeting: >*-* 

^**T&*m&~Q*-&®mfc - -- .Division: - _- 

Position title: ^^ ^^ Grade: mfU Salary: g^ 

Last salary increase : ^B(© # 7^o S910S - B * tG: *3r&-& Amount: f^9 #25 , 
Last superior accompTiiranerft^award^^j Date: i^i^q ^ ount r#2_0 OQ 

Description of supirior accomprirehment. Include following information: 

(a) What the, standards are for this employee's type of work or 

whatsis normally expected in-theposition; (b) — What-this-employee — 

did; {c) How the work he did exceeded the standards, or how the 
idea or method or device is expected to improve service, or how the 
special act or service exceeds the* normal requiremejCts pf his lob* 



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Xt is recoaseodoa that this es^loyee bs afforded an adiranig&a^t.^Kk 
$9108 per ansjjsa to |9407»25 per anaaa.^ GradS; Off 14, injrica'' of! & 
outstanding seswlcea ^rf«fsi9dl%,Ixim ia objection tfitli the ''* rcJ * '" 

conviction of tbs oleyea dcsaininist. Party tttp furicti * w 

tftofcrict eou*t in Hew Xbrlc 'ettfc r " 



fte raturs of t&9 sersicoa per-braedi is c< 
but such osrclcos were over iaad above tl 
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6 OCT 26 1349 

I BS3MI 60REA0 OF INVESTIGATION I 




OCT 2 1 1949 P.M. ? 



J» £3gag Hoover 
Head of Division or Bureau 



l$t. j£ohr Admin-. 

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Mr. Heo»— — — — 

j^fiM Candy. 



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ee on Superior Accomplishment Aw&ti& rt 'Date . -*\i 

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Assistant to the Attorney .General ' ,t<q3>«Date 



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Office Memorandum 



to , : M. TOLSON 
PROM : jr. r % FLAVIN 

SUBJECT:- MM Ei WMONT' 

mo - m YORK 





UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 



date: November 2, ify 



iftvftlson 
Mr. Cleffi_ 
.Mr. OUvln 
Br, LiiKJ 
Mr. Ntclsols" 



Mr. Rosen 

Mr. Trtty. 

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Mr, Curate 
ur. Harfeo____ 
Xr. Molir 
Mr. PtnriliSToT 
Mr. Qulffi ttn 
We. Rooa 
Mr. Ne4M___ 
Miss Holaes_ 
Miss Gtnajr^. 



SAO Scheldt of the New York Office telephonically " 
communicated with me today and stated- that Mri Belmont, who 
- has recently been' feeling poorly] was t alt en to the Lawrence " 
Hospital at Bronxville^ New YoH today for treatment. It ap- 
pears that Mr. Belmont, may be suffering from a kidney ailment, 
although it was not definitely determine* at th'e present time. 
Mr. Scheldt does not have any i'nfMation at this time as to 
how long Mr. Belmont will remaij&\ the Bronxvtile Hospital, 

Belmont resides at 1$ Bronxvip^ Road, apartment 3< Br'onxv ille. 
New York. <sSS* . j r'i "- ' T'p ■' ■/ i ' *■ " < * ■ "^ . 



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•Mr. Nichc&»/ 
Mr. $to«en «.^. 
Mr Tra,*^,,^ 



October 27, 1949^^ _'_ 






CONESPENCTAL -^^ 



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J. Edgar Hoover - : ~ *. 

Director, " . * ■ . - 

Federal Bureau of investigation 

U. £• Department of Justipe ; - - -.".,. 

Washington^ EU &• • . " . 

Dear 'Mr* Hoovers 

I was very haopjr to receive^ yqurl letter of 'October \19, 1949> * 
advising me o£ my recontiendation for :a, promotion* While the monetary 
increase* is, of cours>, accepJMblej_the -i?'eal importiance of the! letter „ 
to- md is'ioy^ conviction that, yo;u .personally must, have confidence in me< 
or the letter woulcf not have been sent* 



Plestse be; assured that X -will ajlways try my utmost to' merit, 
your confidence* . ' ' 



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' Dear It, Hoover j - : \ . 



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■- ., ..•; Eeforence .coofocmt;^ , 

today consents eafl^es vWracsi actively .participates- ■Sij-ti^'to^sti*/ 
ptloil arid the Mal.wliioii fe&slted in' thfe CoMcticn tif tH£ sl^'V 
Coiminist Fartjr lead^s .October 14 7 ,B$/;at ^.ttffe : .,-^ , ':ooTOte|i;- ■; 
recmpesdattoriB f or mesf-itflgion,? in creases, k' salaries as to Special As&tts . 
jote P. "feefcs and ! 1 and letters recw^id^g %U fork cf ' 

■ammfeer of agents aj$$apertf&^ tteJ^Iork^pfcfiGe,; ;., 

as well as too .age?$sf'-o£. ■'*$ Cleveland .off ic® -. jgacd ". ciio >ga&i -of ■ -tie St. . V . 
' Louis office^ 0t Which I <otiot<$ la tbc •recr^rf^lim ^to k&e ■■ 
today • ' '.-'' _■'" : : • ■'-. .' ■■■'■- y ;■ •'.■'.-■*•' ■;■' • ■. 

In this situation . 1 .beliew, from an. esaadjiatitm rif . Bate ial 
; submitted front day to day, that ' the! Jfew ; . York ^ Chic^o, , toeland j Bpston 
.aQd.Sti.'JJOXds-^flifefts, in fhe wder naied^ did.a most excellertf? job', 
gfnerallyj and- partipularly % following up the necessary subsequent'.' 
investigation ctoring the trial and the 'sutadasioa of tk detail' thich .,!"',' 
.-Iras itngd by. the Mted States Attorney in tte, cress examination of : such 
MrridMls 'who tmy% used as. defense Tntnjssaes, and \ae to irany' others 
wlwit trad not necessary td call, ' ■ '■ ./' ; " v '"' , ■/"■',■; '■''*■■'. ' 

* • . \ Jt' is Teco«nded ; tbat ■ tlie special ag$nt in '.charge, . of tl£ &t '„ , 
'1fork>: CSijLcilgd^ --^^o^ai'd'a ■ ^.srfiwi"- ;aad-. St... LouSLe cfflces/and tteoogh:- him . 

'.t&o pst^j^l'of id^o£ficaj;bp;com^d^ f$r./*W,r uU-fcoat-aiid'crfn- ■ '■- 
.'scientioug. effort In £^the^igth@ toi^eat; of ilie Q6Ycmcnt 1 ,G • cas& ;,, : 
■and; in" jpeiJAteii^ng^ " .tLi& f usaal ■ " preeftdLae of the toeau. fei'iic ;i$v$etigdtive : 
.actions* f .ffie^ibofTO 'Ss-tp t&e'fe'tok.QffioewoijW !:': "■■■■ 

. the _ .ipdi^dujtL".. S^QjteeRdations. v;Mcli have .'bean pa&$ as, to tte personnel. ;■ 



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;■'■'' ' ' ;' It is. riQt : iritend$d tyMi to discount the'work of .thai other ■' -.. \ 
^offices working on^his .-.^ttefy all; pf t?hich produced' ^ry.gobd results,: ■; 

■ ■ • • .; ; ■. IwtieiilWte-t. ^6'-" to ;repon3inend f of eonsiderati^il the work :of ■:■ ; . 
M$'B.m %■ BelmontV, . This ''eiuplojrefe'Mo&t " ^ii'jtgieihtlaf- .ajml'led ; Mjaadf to.; , ; 
. tbeciise 3 ' jiM Attorney-^ "■'tie , 

: judge in :t&. trial y'i$ ^ll>s;djx&tlhg. tnkm^3j'ma^r and imwf^cisl, 
'situations •mpfurose ^ dui^fe. Migthjr, td&L W .'. ' . 

■ substantial i ' 'He^as penile to stations' tvm time to ti/se ttere : I :*'■■.■• 

■ Maid this neeasstfy "and : he federstandfcgly ari effeotively .applied such , 



V- : " ( . .. . , It is mo»3^d that^ ;;if v pp?sibiei he b& given a meritorious ' .'.. 

■ inJcreaseviii salary*^ ■;■' ■ < '" • /''■- ■;■■.■ \ ■■'■'/.,, ".- : : -\ ; %.' " ■/". : , § '■■■ 

v.' / It is belied "'■ttet. jpie^jti^t effect of .'the. pe^onn^L deferred' '":. 
. to above and -otters ^K^^,. p^v^^i9l.p^yo^^^&ll5sS%& ~ - ^lA^«ii±i^r during" tte trials or ■ '. .'"■ 

were responsible for, prior instigation lekding to the .possibility, of 
' placing t^se-individuala oa trial, maintaineid the traditions of the 

■ : Bure%. as well as'enhaj&ed the repufrifciaii- of the Bureau, to always *■ '.'.. ;'.'. ,' 
produce/' I belief, alao;tlmt in su far> ota? aotivitles^c^iisclogrf: 
by the trialj ^9 placed, tba £ ear of; 06d ^d ; the : F*B,I^ in, the r hearts^o| ;' :• 

■ ; • -the aealous sobers of tto' Comnis.t : ( farty* ' : lmy 61 these iot sit with < ■ 
; what is supposedly: their felloT; seal6lia r 'the Coiwrnmlst fcty and its : „ 
\' objectives. af detraction* : M therfwill- always be thfc inherent fear ■-•..' T : 
that' the qtlifif'fello* next^Ma ffite'$Mvmt& of. .the KM*' 7/ V' ■, 

//,;./: ' : tM^;i;afe^,bjr V.K ^P^o^i^peciin self, satisf action/ v 
' although be^^g;iw ; jwe'dp3e'',a good job : under your leader^Mpj : still :•■■ • 
..rbs?li0ve;in tM^ the resultrare -^ 

■ reaction is the- same'- ' ' . ■, v "-' ; ; '.' ... '."'. V ' ';-. ',■ 

\: / ' ,'■: . .Jfpii " Biagr .aLsQ." wiahi '" or f<Sssib^" ;lia , ^.-dohei '* w, ; tij: :' ; , 

, Br* &tarfv X^M^ .'"' 

and. I 'brieve; fag bore tfe brunt, of .prlsantpg tile Gov^rpetit^ case. He ■'■. ' 

. Mb, of course, undoubtedly ^terial]^ and'>^feQtively assisted, fey the \ : :. '■'. 

i~ various 'a^.itant$:^rkto tte vaituation whersin 

•the def endant/ ®$m ip#iSi ■^e'^eriw';to,t}»' fact that if the T^arty 

: ' : tf£s; con7ict€lS^- v ' tha'' £)arigr .TOuid, g6^]^f^j^bc4i)d.j -^oad to vMch.'la'his' ..v. 

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J3ear Jfiv I»2no!#* 

- 2? wafc tfnddfld; 8'orty *o I^or* through, 
Mr, Soheidt -that yoU have riot been feeling up to 
par lately and that the condition of your health 
neceaei-batcd your being confined $0 the .hospital* 

- * ,- ,..-*, ... 

Hot only do I Meh to take this opp6r~ 
turiity to let you Know that all of Us in the Bureau 
hope the medical attention you, are fijffceivihg will 
enable you to rapidly return to nbrml &bod .health* 
but also Z want to urge you to atfSoMteM g®fl ou * 
of your Kind any thought ?f official dut'ienmring 



your oonveleeaenoe period, T" ***%&* &«t r>2>% 

Should there be anything any of vumafth-- 
can do to assist you, you need^'buf lfb W &»w» ai- " "' 



Sincerely, 



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X&/o6tuiBctipU trlili *l«t gureau f f letter of Octobdr 19 # 
1949 advioins yon had feooa ^eoosaandeiL for a su^rlofr acoosaplish- 
mot* «»«$, 1 am siting to adviufc j/pk tSmfc this Tccos&bndatlfcri 
«aa approved Stotober 20* 1040 id &odo»o offocjbtro bctb^br 50 r 1040. 
Inasiau^k a& H?ha i^iidod eXaeaificaUatx Aot bjsoiu^ off active otf ths. 
i.«A» <$a*3* yd* are; <tdy£sed 4ha& -** of ^to^ar* «<^ : 1043 -y<$ur #«l«ry-. 

>Sltic@3r©ly yours^ 



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TOR SUPERIOR .ACCOMPLISHMENT AWARD 



To: 



aohihistrativeassistam;! 

TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL 

The r Administrative Assistant to the Attorney General 
Attention: Committee on Superior Accomplishment Awards 



*»+.» October 19, 19 49 



From: 



Federal Bureau of Investigation 

(Divlsion 9 Bureau -or Office) 



Mr. Andretta ... 

Mr. Butts 

Accfc. D»v, 

Ch. C\U ™ 

Porsonn* I * flf..„ 
§app)y *r*\\ .„.„ 
jRe**ordb Oiv..„„ 

The following recommendation is- presented for consideration 4%4X c fiiW«if 



Subject: Superior Accomplishment Award 

Section 403, Federal Employees Pay Act of 1945 



next meeting 

Name: Mr. Alan H# Belmont - 
Position title: Special Agent 



Stat. Div. 



Division: 




Last salary increase: $8808#75 to §9108 

in CAF 14 
Last superior accomplishment award :&5600 

to $5800 in CAF 13 
Description of superior accomplishment. Include following information 



Grade: CAF 14 Salary: §9108 
Date : 2-6-49 Amount : §299 . 25 
Dat e : 1-1-43 Amount : $200 .00 



(a) What the, standards are for this employee^ type of work or 

what is normally expected ln~the- position; — (b) — What this employee 

did; (c) How the work he did exceeded the standards, or how the, 
idea or method or device is expected to Improve service, or how the 
special act or service exceeds the* normal requirements of his Job. 

N 

It is recommended that this employee be afforded an advancement from 
$9108 per annum to $9407* 25 per annum in Grade CAF 14> iri view of the 
outstanding services performed by him in connection with the trial and 
conviction of the eleven Communist Party top fimctionar^es^in-the^Federal- 
District Court in New York City. 



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The nature of the services performed is confid&raial and^ canndt e be-divulged 

but such services were over and above thejr^ko&able requirements «ro£.his~v#«^.*-~- 
position. 4J& "%, r . , * _ .jjk %*— 








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FEteRw. BtftfcrtU Or INVESTIGATION 



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Assistant to the Attorney General Date / 




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Department of Justice 

RECOMMENDATION FOR SUPERIOR ACCOMPLISHMENT AWARD 

The Administrative Assistant to the Attorney General 
Attention: Committee on Superior Accomplishment Awards 

(Division, Bureau or Office) 

Superior Accomplishment, Award 

Section 403, Federal Employees Pay Act of 1945 



The following recommendation is presented for consideration at your 
next meeting: 

^^ e im^^^M^^mmS^ ~ -Division: _ . - _ . 

Position title: jtyatf^gftj/^ Grade: C&f 1& Salary: #^JS 

Last salary increase rg^flg ^ jgfcg Dates ^4-«» Aw ^ ts fiB9f^ . 

Last superior accomprishmeff^ award :$<£$[$ ^ ate: *^2rffi3t Amount : fi^Si^& 

Description of superior accomplishment. Include following information: 

(a) What the, standards are for this employee 1 s type of work or 

_ -what -is- normally- expected in the^pos it ion;— (b)^ What^this-employee—— 

did; {c) How the work he did exceeded the standards,, or how the 
idea or method or device is expected to improve service,* or how the 
special act or service exceeds the* normal requirements of his Job. 



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13ft«telti^-&»xt ** mat f^fe^^t ~ " " 



Recommended: 

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Comnuttee/^ Superior Ac; 




Admin. Assistant to the Attorney General 



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Date 



Attorney .General 
Date 



SUPERIOR ACCOMPLISHMENT A W.-A R. D 



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December 20* 1949 





Mr* Ata% Tli Belmont 
FQdetal Bureau of investigation 
Vnifed States Department of Justice 
Uetf. Yorh,, New York - " • 



Dear Mr* Belmont: 

■I wish to express to you my sincere 
appreciation for tfye very capable manner in- 
uthtolk, you participated in the apprehension of 
Pa.ul L. Kilmer, subject of a recen%»Ex.ta?tton 
case. 






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supervision and devotion i^duty ^kufafc an t r ^~ ~~ 
import ani pari in tKe awp&spf&l results \ $&om~%,~ 
pXished. You may takk justifiable pride >in 
knowing ifiat yours was & job ioetl kdone. 



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OFFICE ¥BMORAN.nnff - 'UNITED STATES QOVERNMEHT 

TO . : -MR. GIAVIN '. . DATE: December 19, 19li? 

FROM t H. L EDWARDS 

SUBJECT! MERITORIOUS INCREASES 
■ LETTERS OF COMNDATION 
■ PAUL .L. KILMER, was-; 

VICTOR' EMANUEL - VICTIM ■ 



There are attached Hereto twelve letters of commehW-- 
tion and two letters awarding -meritorious increases to personnel 
of -the New York Office for the investigation of the extortion case- 
involving Victor EmanueL The" subject of this case, Paul L Kilmer, 
has been apprehended in New York, has confessed to' his implication 
in instant matter and has given a signed statement to this. effect,' ■ 
SAC JScheidt has advised that in .all, 6lj Agents of the New Tork Of- 
fice and two Stenographers have been singled out for the exceptional 
work performed by them on this case. The 66 people assigned to New 
York who worked on this case are. being listed in a separate communi- 
cation from the New York Office so that appropriate memoranda may be 
placed, in their personnel files, both in the New York Office and at 
the Seat of Governments Mr* Scheldt, has cited 9 Agents and 2 Sten- 
ographers for specific commendation and includes, in addition,, in 
.this category, ASACS Chelan and Belmont 

FACTS OF EXTORTION CASE 



On ll/l?/li9. an extortion letter was received by the victim . 
and .'immediately made known by the victim's wife to the New York Office,. 
Attempts to make contact with the subject on this and one other occa- 
sion, namely on 12/2/1$, met with negative results. On these two oc- 
casions the victim himself, under the direction of Agents of the New 
York Office, endeavored to act as contact man. The stress of this 
ordeal caused a physical set-back, necessitating that the victim' go 
to the hospital for treatment following the attempted contact with •■ 
the subject on i2/2/li9« Thereafter, a plan was engineered, by SAC 
Scheffl't* calling upon the use of a Bureau Agent for the purpose of con* ' ■ 
tact, : The .Agent was to act as a friend of the. victim, and it was this 
plan of. operation that was finally successful in causing the subject's, 
aipprehensi'onc Through a devious trail involving several restaurants, ' 
in Manhattan and a cab- driver intermediary employed by the subject, 
the locale of the search for the subject finally narrowed down to. a : ' 
bar and bowling alley in Queens County* The subject, after instruc- 
ting the New York Agent intermediary, to place the extortion package 
with a bartender at the Charles Cafe, made arrangements with the cab 
driver to pick it up, using as a pretext the fact that he had forgot-^ i^l 
ten the package and did not want to go home without it„ : Jhe cjjljjirfr '' ' 
ver was surveilled, overtaken, and after explaining his pari agreed ■ 
to cooperate, 

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Memo for Glavin 

'The 'package was taken by the cab driver to the Rose Bush Bar at ljOth and 
Skllkan Avenue in Queens after appropriate surveillance was established 
at this point. Thereafter, through extensive and intensive surveillance, 
Investigation and observation in the neighborhood, based upon the de- 
scription of the subject as supplied by the cab driver, a suspect ms de- 
veloped by two of the New York Agents and he was surveilled to a point 
where contact could be made with the cab" driver, who identified the sub- 
ject before he was taken into custody, Through investigative steps, 7 
or 8 witnesses were located at the scene who can testify that the sub- 
. jeet had been in the bar and the bartender is in a position to state 
. that the subject had requested him to accept the package when delivered, 
•"The subject was interrogated in the New York Office and at first was un- 
' cooperative, egotistical and difficult to deal with, Therafter, through 
adroit questioning he finally admitted his participation in this case 
and furnished a signed stateasntto this effect; There follows a' brief 
summary of the outstanding: work performed by the various Agents who are 
being commended by the attached communications 

LETTERS OF CQlfETOATION ' 
SAC EDW ARD 5C HEIEP 

As SAC of the New York Office, Mr Scheldt assumed the command 
of this investigation and worked extensively and intensively upon all, 
phases of the investigate steps employed, He personally was on the . 
scene of operations of the first two attempted pay-offs and conceived 
the scheme of utilizing an intermediary to act for the victim, 

ASAC AIM H, BfflOW 

Mr, Belmont, as ASAC of the New York Office, actively parti* 
cipated in the supervision, correlation, and progress of this investiga- 
tion, He was supervising operations on the scene and stayed- in. 'the of- 
fice at other times acting in the coordinating capacity* "He worked long 
hours and throughout the night of the subject's apprehension* 

■ ASAC-WLUMfMcTOiM 

ASAC Ihelan of the New York Office performed a similar func- 
tion as Mr„. Belmont, assuming direct supervision over many phases of 
this investigation, both in the New York Office and on the various scenes 
of operation when the subject was taken into custody,, 

MATTHIAS' R a GRTFTTN 

SAC Scheldt has advised that Agent Griffin was instrumental in 
making the first contact by telephone with the subject whereby the chain 
of circumstances was put into action, ending with the subject's appre- 
hension. Griffin was able 'to successfully sell himself to the subject ' 



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Memo for Glavin. 

as .the' authorized Intermediary of the victim and, gained the subject's ■ 
confidence to the point where the apprehension was set in motion, 

EWARD H; HUGHES 

Agent Hughes is assigned as an Agent Supervisor In the New 
York Office and, directly supervises the extortion violations. Since the 
inception of this case until the time the subject was taken into custody 
he has worked continuously, put in long hours „ coordinated the efforts 
of the other Agents and assisted in extensive investigation, much of 
which is a. necessary adjunct to the case. but as in all such large investi- 
gations, many of the leads went up blind alleys. It was a question of 
ferreting out the right, channel and following through, SAC Schedit Says 
that Hughes did an admirable job, 

' CHARLES L. GREEN 

Agent Green worked long hours from' the beginning to the end of 
this case, performing outstanding surveillance and investigative work 
and contributed materially to the final results 



SAC Scheidt states that Agent | | spent two nights at the 

Snanuel home gained the confidence of the victim, exhibited tact and di- 
plomacy and participated in surveillances necessary to the final comple- 
tion of this case. 



SAC Scheidt states that this Agent participated in surveillan- 
ces, assisted at the scene of operation when the subject was apprehended, 
and took the lead in questioning the subject, doing an exceptionally well 
job with a difficult and egotistical individual in causing him to ad- 
mit his implication in instant case and securing a signed statement from 
the subject „ 



This Agent is assigned as Assistant Supervisor of the squad cov- 
ering extortion matters in New York and actively participated In the 
weighing of investigative leads and following through on them, . He, spent 
several nights at the victim's home and all-in-all performed in an 
admirable fashion. 



This Agent worked on this case from its inception until the 
time the subject was taken, into custody. He participated in surveil- 
lances, worked long hours and exhibited outstanding devotion to duty, 

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/ ,:; These two stenographers of the New York; Office voluntarily 
gave of their services throughout the night *the subject was apprehended 
an^ SAC Scheldt states that they did an admirable job ^in: taking, the 
* dictation ahd\the signed statemtn of the subject, forking ion g;houfs 
to- see that, the lydrk was transcribed and exhibited devotion to ;duty in 
their work. * • • 

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_ . Agent' I I worked\throughout the course of this investiga- 
tion and .was, on the scene of operations when the final, resting place- * 

: of the extortion package was reached in the bar in Queens, He observed 
individuals - in the taver n at tha t time and" later on while cruising the 
area^ together with Agent I L recognized the subject, who was waik- 

' ing on the street, as being an individual who had been in the bar when 

•the package was in position, and based upon descriptive data furnished 
by the cab driver, they believed this individual to be identical with 
the subjects They surveilled* him to a bowling alley and were able pp i * 
keep him under observation until, contact *was established* through the 

"New Yprk Of fice^ with the Agents who had custody of the cab driver 
Thereafter, the cab driver was/br ought to the bowling alley and prior 
'to. the time the* subject was =taken into custody he y/as positively identi- ' 
f led by the cab driver as being the subject For their outstanding in- 
vestigative work which culminated in the subject's apprehension, they * are 
being recommended for meritorious: increases as^ follows t J , " 

t \ Agen f t r L is to be promoted from $7000 per, annum *tb $7200 / 

per annum- in Grade GS-12 ' ' \ ' * *■"*.. 

Agent l I is to-be promoted from $6600 per annum to $6800 
per annum in Grade GS-12* . . ' , - 

-PERMANENT' BRIEFS i OF, THESE AGENTS « FIIES ARE ATTACHED* 

GENERAL _ \ „■ ■ ' , * I * 

: < ' 6 " SAC Scheidt has advised that in all a .total of *66 Agents arid * 
clerical employees of the New York Office were involved in : the success- 
ful operations leading to the culmination of this Case* He -has suggested 
that their names' be forwarded to /the* Bureau and appropriate notices * ' 

, placed in their personnel files* ,This< will be jdone It, ,is recommended ; 
that in addition to the personal; letter to SAC Scheidt, that a, separate* 
communication go forward, to him- commending the New York Office as a/ 
unit -and requesting SAC, Scheidt to personally ,express the. Director's * 
appreciation and commendation to all of the personnel of the New York \ 

* Office \who worked on this case* There is ;attache'd a letter for this 
ptirpbseo . " _ ..*'•/ * 

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ASSISTANT SPECIAL AGENT 
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Offices of Preference 



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Agent's exam: 92*50 



SAC SCHELDT: 



Mr, Belmont *s services as ASAC of 
Divisipn I have been exceptionally 
outstanding. He has shovna an extraordinary 
grasp of the^ problems confronting him and 
has proved to be a great asset to the 
Bureau at New York. He enjoys the con- 
fidence of the personnel oJf the office, 
has the ability to grasp and supervise 
involved and complicated cases f and is 
extremely conscientious and loyal* 
He has demonstrated at all times that 
he has the best interests of the Bureau 
at heart. He is fully qualified in every 
respect to serve as a Special Agent in 
Charge. Rating: EXCELLENT 



INSPECTOR GURNEA; 

ASAC Belmont presents a good appearance and has a 
good personality. Belmont is particularly familiar 

Inspection Report 
New York Office 
Inspector M # 12» Gurnea 
October 1<?, iyk$ • 
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vdth the functions and administration of the 
New York Office and does not become confused 
when handling involved matters* He has 
exhibited initiative and force when dealing 
with outside officials. Likewise, he is a 
disciplinarian and handles personnel very well, 
I was very much impressed with Belmont and 
>elieve he is thoroughly qualified to serve as 
Special Agent in Charge of any Bureau Field 
[Office. It was noted that the Special Agent 
in Charge relies considerably upon his 
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fcotf graiiojEul X ca mti iigrf proud I tklflfe :ysu should bo of 
tho wrir pi&cl* t&a Federal Bareax pit 3&VQdt£;3^£iim did ok 
tha s&eo of Chimed Staids y«i Fcatorj sMcIitras tccontl^ 
gucocaafttlly concluded ^7 a verdict jof suiXtjr as to s&l 
dofendanta on tsd&U I isaist tp r:al;a ii* cloar that 3^ at 
least* 3&alisa tUafe tto tsoald Borqr fcava cotton ipto couri 
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Bsreaa in. asscaiaing' "Kio jsrteylcitf l^hick feud bceix so cJdCl- 
fuller coHoGtod .enrdr a 1 103 pdriod of tiso. 

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cCH thff scents Tixp vpaftgd o& tfco coco bocausa 1 don* t l^osr 
$hoa> buKjb I shall list fcoxe 1&oso tTitlv Tfooa £ s&ie ia 
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qgs&to wQzaSvo%k$n$ directly. Erv Delaaat ^aa as ^Ltt^tzS 
of QVQ®b. &elp« 3bo& 1&dr& a» %hd f olle^ins agen^d tlio 
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I&oidea; the3& o^oata in Sen- Jork* there iRbrd tha 
follwinS iroa. other cities* 

laray helpful T$an, the dofonso, attempted imsuecosofuliy em 
"ro.tli6ttt Souadition ■$$ have Juror Ho. 2 f Euadoll .Joncey* 
removed j 

,3Tdha J3> G'Eonbsbue/ tavid mtxLo. find. £. ?aul 

John. 3?* GLcii^llo, of. Chicago. 

Carl B, Qfpon nor og&., kouis 

Erad Code, and l l og ifeteolt; 

Shoao last two agenta> ^ addition to their other 
■w>«t> tfbrb caXT^&^^itnossosv * Iqu should bo proud of 
both; of thca. She pade excellent iritrtossea. iscttj* C&ok 
was subjected tq alpaj and ooarchSns croes-esanijiat&on;, 
, X have novo* seeii or heard a pbTo intelligent witness " - 
P03« pita tfcft ,controXle<i jfiljasolf botttrr throu?ai very trsifo 
cojiditima, . " " r -v , 

* 411 of those nan ^iaa I haw fcajhtioned d& a 
?°*sr superior Job,. J hope that I dph*t seen' to be Klayins 
it on"* Xf Itend to auporlati^os isuoy eteonta,. it is 
because, tbooqr mea did superlative wr!;, £ti a" case ths-t 
sras* Vary dSificult ,imd very coaplioatdd* Eiere TOsro ve'ry 
fexriiujtaQcoa -r&oro the anenttf had not anticipated, every- 
thing $gt -V* could possible need. Snaicir jitatahces 
TJhesa-. day tp day ^avolopaantsr at the* trialtaquirod sceic- 
thing additional. ;£ jjj tack to do,- thoy -did, it pith speed- 
and skill* Bio* result was. that" at |ta tiStaduriris the* trial 
Vore tra?. otter* lacking, .anything that jt§ nodded. 

.» , „ , **■ & v °3 aQ a . 2*est Seal of p^csure to tjrite 
this" Ibfc&or ,and ta corjosd to jrOu all of thb ncn T&b "tfoifced 
on the case. ._ . - 

¥i-% -^ deopost gratitude -an4 good:, Tdehe'aj. 1 aa r 

UtecorolSr jTpuro, 

/a/ J'ohn y* Jti. ^cGohey 

Honorable *T,. B%ar Kbcver, 

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OFFICE MEMORANTOM « UNT'JED STATES GOVERNMENT 



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FROM t H. L« Edwards 



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SUBJECT: Recommendations for meritorious increases and letters of commendation 
in connection with the case COMMUNIST PARTT -' USA - BRIEF? INTERNAL 
SECURITY ~ C, 

« A. fc TZeJiMoiSTj 

There are attached hereto thirty-one letters of commendation and six 
recommendations for meritorious increases resulting from the recent conviction 
of the eleven top Communists in the U.S« Federal Court at New York City* These 
recommendations are based upon consultation between representatives of the 
Security Division, the New York Office and Assistant Director E* J, Connelley 

The personnel recoinmended ,for commendation are: 

The Assistant to the Director, Do M ,La8d 
Assistant Director E* Jo Connelley ,, 

Inspector Howard Bo .Fletcher _ _. . 

" Inspector Regies A, Carlson 

Inspector Kenneth Ro Mclntire 

SAC Edward Scheldt, New York 

SAC Go Ro McSwain, Chicago 

SkC R J*> Abbaticchio, Cleveland 

SAC E* Ao Soucy, Boston 

S'AC G« B* Norris, Sto louis 

Se ction Chief ff Internal Se curity Section-, Fred Jo Baumgardner 

SA I I New York 

SA 1 L New York 



SA Russell S Garner. New Yorlr 

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SA Joseph V* "Waters, New York 

SA Chester A» Reil lv, New York 

SA I L New York 

SA ] j New York 

SA William S. Tave l, New York 

SA | [ New York,- 

SA Frank J. Smith, New York 

SA Alfred Bo Novak. New York 

SA 

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SA Benjamin P* Kotowicz, Cleveland 

SA David A, ffible, Cleveland 

SA Arthur W Paje au, Cleveland 

SA I I Dallas (formerly at SOG) 

SA Garl R .0' Connor , St Louis 



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ASAC A* Ho Belmont, New York 
Lish tfhitson* Security Division 
E* Jo Powers* Security Division 
John ? F C Wacks* New Yo rk 
I I New York 

Bo Hugo Winterrowd, Security Div< 



Present 
Grade 

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CAF lli 
CAF 13 
CAF 12 
CAF 12 
CAF lb 



Present 
Salary 

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$8£09o50 

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$67lli 
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$&09 \50 



Recommended- 
Increase , 

$9h0? o 2$ 
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$7671*60 

$67lU 
$8808*7* 



Permanent briefs of their files are attached, 



HS&TOI08OT, 

^hie? , "SspTpna ge Section 

Security Division 

With respect to Section Chief ^hitson of the Security Di vision, it is 
pointed out he is presently on probation as a result of deficiencies disclosed 
in the survey covering the Agnes Smedley and Gunther Stein cases,, He was 
joriginally^, placed_on probation on 3t£k~k%* - -?92-i^h n M^ ^?\4^SP?^¥S P f * h ? 
Security Division recently completed he was continued on, probation o" On 10r5-ll9 
Mr Clegg recommended that, he be removed from, probation^ inasmuch as those items 
which had needed correction or improvement as ref lected* in the inspection had 
been corrected and a vast improvement shown* Mr* Olayin agreed* Mr. Tolson, 
however, suggested that another check of -the Security Division be made on 
December Isto The Director agreed*, Mr*, 'ffhitson is presently Chief of the 
Espidnage Section in the Security Division At the time the Communist Party 
Brief -was prepared he was assigned to the Internal Security Section working- on 
Communist Party matters * He was the original supervisor who had charge^ of the 
preparation of this Brief* His tremendous store of background knowledge re- 
garding the over-all Communist movement, and the individuals who comprised its 
leadership made him the most suitable man for this *task* Much of the form in 
.which the Brief was prepared sprung from ideas accredited to Mr* tfhitson** 
Daring the preparation of the Brief he voluntarily forewent his annual vacation . 
paring this time he also worked long hours of: overtime without regard for his 
personal convenience* This man has s been described as being a "walking encyclo- 
pedia*' on matters "pertaining to the : Communist Party and Internal Security 
masters in generalv, He has unstintingly given his services to the Bureau's work* 

In view of the fine piece of work performed by Mr* Tftiitson; in connection 
with this case, it is recommended that he be removed 'from probation and afforded 
a meritorious* increase in salary in line y/ith the recommendations above* Should 
you approve,' the necessary letter is attachedo 

» I MEL APPROVE GUVIN'S RECOMMENDATION. H.» 
» I RECOMMEND LETTER OF COMMENDATION ONIZ. T.» 



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HOWARD B, FEETCHER 

Inspector, Acting Assistant Director * , . 

Security Division ^ * 

Mr Fletcher has been Acting Assistant, Director in charge of the - 
Security Division since June, 19U8o Mr* Fletcher* was. /placed on .probation on 
3-25-U9 as a result of the .deficiencies disclosed, in the survey covering the . 
Agnes Smedl^y'and Gunther Stein, cases.* * On 10-3>-li9 Mr* Clegg recommended that 
he be removed from probation inasmuch as those items - which had needed correction 
or improvement as reflected in the- inspection had been corrected and a vast 
improvement shown* Mr Glavin agreed* Mr. Tolson, however, suggested that 
another check of the Security Division be made on December lst T he Director 
agreed^ As the acting head of the Security Division he has borne the brunt of 
considerable pressure Wich a trial of such length and 'magnitude would Ve= 
expected to produce* It hgs been his responsibility to made decisions -on a 
day to day basis affecting the progress of the trial and the evidence offered 
to the court* His judgment has been unerring as evidenced by the most favor- 
able press* reaction,, and is exemplifed by the fact that in no instance was, there 
unfavorable publicity forthcoming throughout the nine months of this trial* 

For such outstanding devotion to* duty' which has culminated in the 
exc ellent results^ ob tain ed it is recommended that Mr* ^?*?h?r be removed _ 
from probation and afforded a- personal letter* of commendation from the 
Director 1 * If you approve, there is attached hereto a letter advising-.him 
of thiSo 



D« Mo LAPP , • ' 

the Assistant to the Director 

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, During the development of the evidence long prior to, the, time this 
case went to trial Mr x Ladd* was Assistant Director of the Security Division 
ans as such he held the role now assigned to Mr, Fletcher., Since 5-10-1*9 
he has been The Assistant to the Director in charge of Investigative Opera- 
tions and has been responsible JFor the collecting of evidence and prosecution 
<of the eleven Communist- leaders; * It is recommended that/ lft* Ladd be commended 
by ^letter o Should you approve, this; letter is- attached hereto* 

With respect to the other employees cited for meritorious in- 
creases there- follows a brief summary of services performed by them in con- 
nection with this case: 

ASAC/A, Ho BEDTONT ; " ■ " . 

Mr* Belmont was charged with the, general supervision of this case; 
and" gave it close and continuous attention throughput the trialo He con- 
ferred frequently with the USA regarding. 'issues which arose and exercised- 
excellent judgment in protecting the- Bureau's interest at all times* 

"I SUGGEST LETTER OF COMMENDATION ONKT. T. M ." " ' 

"I WILL APPROVE GUVIN.'S: RECOMMENDATION. H." 
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SA JOHN. F. 7TACKS , , ^ . . ' • \ 

Agent Wacks -of the New York Office wjas assigned to;, the -prepara- 
tion of the original Brief in New York and at a later <kte* was< assigned to 
„ the Bureau- on a special ti^assist in the 1 preparation of the Brief in its, 
original form at the Seat of Governments After prosecution was- decided; t 

- upon, v Agent Wacks was assigned to wqrlf exclusively ifcih the U. S* Attorney 
and in , this capacity was. of tremendous assistance to Him, and it was 'he who s 
pointed out to l&v Mcdohey the term "aesopian [language" which the U^S. 
Attorney used with such telling effect in his * cross-examination of defense 

- witnesses o t He made many useful suggestions in the prosecution, of this case 
and worked considerable overtime over <a »very long period and his enthusiasm 
and devotion to duty>were outstanding* _• _ - _ * ■ " 



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Agent I I of the New York Office, was, assigned; \o cqver the, Couirb 
proceedingsand covered the trial throughout its long tenure, and* worked 
overtime and oh week-ends without regard for his personal, convenience , He -. 
and Agent Wacks served as a team in -the' coverage of the trial ' 

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SA B« ^HUGO' TOIERROTO - — -- - - - - ~ ^ -- '— -,, -- -I -' -*:_'_. 

Supervisor Wiixterrowd, Security Division,, was^ assigned' to the 
preparation of the original Communist Party Brief at the Seat of" Govern-*, 
ment .arid his, untiring efforts contributed/ in -a large -part to the successful 
mariner* iti which the Brief was prepared* / During the period he.., was assigned 
to the preparation of the Brief j he voluntarily forewent his annual, vacation <> 

SA EU J; POWERS . '^ \ . + 

Supervisor Powers,' -Security JMLvision/ihas been assigned as 'Super- 
visor of* this case, at the Seat of ^Government , since- some time, prior to the 
time ibhe trial was instituted*, t He has/given enthusiastic and intelligent \ 
attention to every phase of the case ;and by his* diligent attention, to de-? 
tails .has helped- to avert situations, which 4 may have proven embarrassing to 
the, Bureau* He voluntarily gave up -his annual vacation period :and per- r 
f orraed [jiis duties^geherally in- ''connection"*-^ an .outstanding 

manner 0j In addition, he has preparScI a .Suppiemehtai to the original Bri^f 
which was forwarded to the Department in order -that the U* S« Attorney in 
■New York migjit have the most recent and up-to-date, information in regard . 
to this- over-all, matter© • ' * ■ » 



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■TO;:;'- '- TH&fllRECTOR * "«f . ■ - - ' . DATE? O'ctpber '17s .19^9 



FJiOja MR, Do Mi LADD. ' . , 

SUBJECTS COMMUNIST PARTY, -' USA -■ BRIEF 
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, the, prosecution against the eleven Communist leaders ixl$etr* 
York^City culminated in their convictibn on October 11^ 19h9o» 4 This '* . 
involved case* the trial of which 'lasted nine montHs, was fraught yd tK ; 
pbtentf&lijr^enAarrassing situations to the Bureau However^ due to < 
the alertness and sound judgement exercised by our "personnel^ not a *; t 
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~AS you will recall* the ;Bureati worked for more than ^one,;year . - "; ** - , 
* iti the preparation of the Corpunist; Party Brief and it was this, work 
'which :laid the, foundation, for; the/ ^ , ' . 

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-In retrospect I feel ?re-:s]tiouLd consider for appropriate; t _ \ „ 
commendation a number of the Bureau t s.< personnel who bore the brun|, of s the, ^ \ , 
work in preparing and presenting this important case* -For the|p^^se, 
of .clarity the personnel to be recommended y f or commendation will^be divided ^ / * .'■ 
into Field Personnel and Seat ;of Government^ Personnel. The recommendations 
'will be further sub-divided *to reflect* those Special, Agents who will be 
recommended for meritorious- raises and those, who will be recommended^ >, ? ^ 

for letters, of commendation <>\ - - * r ** '" 

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'* ^tfiat SAC fckard\scheidt be -afforded' a personal letter of commendation^ ir ; < ^ 

;^lCis further-recommenced 2 4|^ a general letter regarding work .performed by-Agents 
under his^ supervision b,e foiwarded to him and that he be instructed* to t ^ ^ •> 
* bring it, to the attention, of /the personnel in his office who participated 1 , in 
thiswcase' to express your pleast^re in the manner in : which they performed 

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Mr Connelley has handled the over-all supervision of this case 
in the Field since the trial started in New York Cityo He gave 
intensive and constant attention to all developments which arose in, 
connection with this case and performed generally in his usual brilliant 

feshiono 

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In view of this fact I feel that a letter of personal commendation 
should be forwarded to Mr Gonnelley c 

RECOMMENDATION FOR MBRITO HIOUS MISES 

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ASAC ALBERT BELMOllT 



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Uro Belmont*, who was charged with the general supervision of this 
cases, gave the matter his close and continuous attention throughput the trial 
He conferred frequently with the USA regarding issues which arose and . 
exercised excellent judgement in protecting the" Bureau's interest at 
all times „ As you will recall,, Hr<> Belmont has previously been accredited 
letters of commendation for the ort^tandins work he performed in connection 
with the Hiss, Chambers and Judith* Ooplan Cases 

In view of his outstanding work it is .recommended that he be 

considered for a meritorious raise at this time* 

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Special Agent JOHN F„ WACKS (New York Office) 

SA Wacks of the New York Office was assigned to the preparation 
of the original Brief in New York and at a later date was assigned to the 
*Bui:eau on a special to assist in the preparation of the Brief in its 
original form at the Seat of Government^ After the Department decided 
to prosecute this case* SA Wacks was 'assigned to work exclusively 
with TloSo Attorney*, In this capacity he ^as of tremendous assistance 
to the Uo So Attorney and it was he who pointed out to Mr<> McGohey the - 
tenn "aesopian language** which the Uo So Attorney used with such telling 
effect in his cross-examination of defense witnesses He made many 
useful suggestions which the U* So Attorney utilized in the prosecution 
of this case© He worked a considerable amount of overtime oyer a very 
long period and his enthusiasm and devotion to duty were outstandingo 

In view of the outstanding service -performed by this Agen> in 
connection with this case it is recommended that he be considered for a 
meritorious raise© 



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Special Agent l~^~ , „_! * ( N . eTf York O ffice ) * 

This special Agant was assigned to cover the Court proceedings 
He covered, the trial throughout its iong tenure and it should be noted . 
that he worked overtime and on. weekends without regard for his personal . - . 
convenience© He and SA Wacks worked as a team in %he -coverage, of' the be 
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In view of SA l 1 outstanding devotion to duty and the excellent 
manner in which he handled, his. assignment I recommend that he be considered 
fo,r a meritorious raise© , * ' ' * 

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Special >Agent I I (New X°rk Office 

SA l I was assigned the task of handling not only the New 1 , YqVk 

informants but also visiting informants o\^e performed this difficult task 
in:a mosw creditable fashion and was always available at anytime of the 

^dAy^pr^niglvto He .worked long, hours T^ta„£qmpJU^ , 

* psrsonai convenience and the enthusiastic and capable manner in which 
he performed his duties can not be classified less than outstanding© 

Jn view of his excellence performance of duty it is suggested that he be 
afforded a letter of commendation© 

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SA l 1 prepared the digests used by the USA in connection with 

this case on the following defendants % 

• , Gilbert Green 

~* - " > pari Winter 

Gus Hall t , ti 

Thebe are the three def endants who resided outside o.f New Yc>rk dty<> 
When these witnesses testified SA | | was, in 'the 'court room to assist , 
the USA in-their cross«examinati6n In addition to the above<» this 
Ag'eht also interviewed some' of the witnesses in the case© He handled 
his assignment in ,an intelligent manner and it should, ;be noted that w 
on one ocassion he took one of our most effective confidential informants, 
Herbert A© Philbrick© into his own home over a weekend© It s hould, be 
recalled th$t j>hilbrick is from' Boston^ Massachusetts >r and SA | I 
act, in* taking: hiijLJiiiQ_hi5 home over a weekend while, he was, in New York , 
demonstrates jfr | | interest in keeping, our informant, in. the best 
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. ' Special Age nt RUSSEL So GARNER (New York Office) ■ 

This entire case; was assigned to SA Garner<> He was primarily 
responsible for Its proper supervision©. He assisted in the apprehension 
of some, of the eleven" Communist leaders* During the course of the „ 
trial he personally handled many important and .urgent leads which, required 
e&editious,;handiin^ and-attention Hte preformed?- on a volunteer .basis*. _ _ : 
a/very large amount of oven time o Bis enthusiastic .arid intelligent 
handling of his assignment was outstandings 

* , Bi the light of the above facts, I suggest *that Sk Garner be afforded 

a letter o£ commendation for the services- he performed in connection with 
this, case© -i rt 

Special Agent FgAgK jo ^SMJra : (Neyr York Office) 

SA Saith was assigned to cover all picketing activities which 
occurred in New York City , as an outgrowth, of the trial of this case* 
,In addition to that he prepared the digest on Henry Winston^ one of this -" 
„ defendants o When Winston took the stand SA Smith was in the court room 
in order -to. -assist the USA inVthe cross-examination of w£hston e . 
Iri; addition to this he also tas sis ted in the interviews of * some of pur; 
informants b On many occasions* he volunteered "to .perform 'tasks; .which. r 
arose after the close,, of the : regular working day and worked a considerable- 
amount of\over time in connection with his, assignments on this case; * - 

In view of the excellent attitude exhibited by SA Smith and -the 
fact, that, he. handled, his assignments in- an, excellent- m^er/F re commend 
that he be afforded a letter of comnendatiorio ^ 7 / ; 

SpefeEaL Agant, VQ XLIAM So TAVEE , "(Heir. York 'Of fide) ' ■ / 

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SA Tayel assisted the tISA in his review of ;the rajany "documents 
which were used as evidence in this case He, prepared an excellent CP 
Organization (^iart for Judge Medina© The Judge has indicated that he 
plans to keep this* chart, as a memento of the, trial In addition* SA ' ; 
Tavel covered many urgent leads during the course of the trial? He 
worked over time Trithout! regard for his personal convenience and, preformed 
his 'duties in ah enthusiastic and 'intelligent manner* " / ' * ; 

in,vi,ew of the above it is suggested that SA Tavel be afforded 'a - 
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Sp ecial Agent, WARREN MARCHESSAULT .(New York- Office) 

"iteo Marchessault is 'the supervisor of the Communist Section 
and it was ;the special Agents assigned to his Squad who performed, 
practically air ; of the : worfc handled in the New. York Office in this case* 
Mr Marchessault was. alert at alii times to prevent any embarrassment 
to- the bureau in, connection with this matter . In addition to that he 
assisted in the .'.preparation of the Daily Digest of the testimony given . 
in this .case He performed over %ime without regard for his, personal 
convenience o He was assisted in the preparation of the Daily Digest, 
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The Daily Digest prepared by Supervisor Marchessault and the 
aforementioned Agerits^was excellently done fronr every standpoint© , — -— ~* 

In view pf the manner in, which this work: was performed it is- 
recommended that Supervisor Marchessault, and the six Special Agents named, 
above be furnished letters, of commehda^iohe 

SpecisuL. Agent .CARL- RALPH. 0« CONNOR (Sto Louis Off ic«s) ' " > ". 



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SA O'Connor handled* one of our most important "confidential 
in formants- who „ appeared as a witness- in this cas ey , The -info rm ant in question 
'is | | > Mr* QtConnorbrought i t o New York *; 

arid* by his adroit, handling >of the informant kept him contented* and] under * 
control at all timeso • , , ~ - 

a -. In view of the excellent manner in which Jje handled this, ' , 
assignment I 'recommend that ,he be % afforded a letter of :commendation<> 

Special' Agent BENJAMIN PAUL* KOTQWICZ (Cleveland Office),' 

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unrewarded and I suggest that he be : afforded a letter of commendation * 
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witness in* the trial and it should be noted that sA Wible turned in an 
excellent performance in keeping . him in the proper frame of mind during 
the period leading up ;to the time*he testified© 

r 'In view of- the excellent, fashion in which SA Y/ible handled this 

entire matter I recommend that he be given' a letter of commendation o 



SEAT . OF GOVERNMENT 



RECOMMENDATION FOR MERITORIOUS RAISES 

Mr ' LISH WHTPSON 
CHIEF * 

Espionage, Section, 
Security /investigative Division 



Mr© Whitspn was.„assigned to. the- preparation of the .original CP 
Brief at the Seat of Governmento His, tremendous store of background 
knowledge regarding the; overfall Communist movement , and the individuals 
who comprised Its leadership made 'him, the most suitable -man available for 
this, tasko The f orm ixywhich. the Brief was prepared sprung from ideas 
accredited to Mr Wftitson<>> It is doubtful whether the Brief could have 
been .sc successfully written had it not been for unceasing efforts^ 
Eruring ^he time he was assigned to the Brief/ which* w^as, a "period' of more 
than . one year<> Mr© TShitson voluntarily fore-went his annual vacation period 
J)urifig this time he also ,worked long hours of over time without regard 
for his personal convenience o 

In view of the ' outstanding service performed by Mr© Wftitson'in the 
preparation o£ the Brief it is suggested that he be affprcled a 
meritorious raise© , ^ 

, 'Sup erviso r Eo H UGO \7INTERR0TO 

Mr Winterrowd was alsd< assigned to the preparation of the original 
CP Brief at the Seat, of Governmento His ^untiring efforts- contributed, 
in large i>art to the, successful manner* in'' which the Brief was 1 prepared * 
During the period he was assigned to the preparation of the Brief 
Mr© Winterrowd voluntarily fore^went his annual vacation© 

The excellent attitude displayed by himt and the commendable 
manner in which he performed v lead me to recommend .that he.be considered 
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Supervisor Eo Jo "frOY/ERS » ^ s ,*'.« 

' . Mr© Powers has been assigned "as Supervisor of this case at the 
Seat of Government since sonie time prior to the time the trial was 
ihstitutedo , He has given- enthusiastic and intelligent" attention to* 
eveiy ph*ase : of this case and by his diligent attention >to details 
has helped to kvert situations which may have proven embarrassing to 
the Bureau* He has voluntarily foregone his, annual vacation period 
and has perfonned his .duties generally in connection with, this case 
in an outstanding manner o • ' - ,„*« / 

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in 'addition during this period he has' prepared a Supplement, to 
the original *CP Brief o* This Supplement was forwarded to the Department 
in order that the USA in New York might have the^ most recent and' up-to- 
date information in regard to this over-all mattero 

In* view of the outstanding record Mr e Powers has compiled 
in the -handling of this case it is suggested, that he, be afforded a 
meritorious raise© 

EEOOmiKNDATION FOR XETTERS OF CO MENPATION , 

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inspector Kenneth Ro Mclntire- 

During, the time the original CP Brief was prepared at the Seat of 
Government^ Inspector 1 Mclntire reviewed the document and made many help- 
ful suggestions as -to how it might be? improved In view of the fact, 
that he has a tremendous background arid knowledge regarding Communism' 
generally* Mr Mclntire,«s assistance in the preparation of the Brief 
was indeed valuableo He cooperated cheerfully and held himself at 
readiness at all times to discuss problems which arose in connection 
with this mattero , 

In view of his- able assistance and the t valuable, suggestions > * 
- contributed I. recommend that, Inspector llclntire be afforded a letter * 

of; ccmmendatioho ' . ' - / 

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Inspector JA£JES;Ao CARLSON 

. ar Carlson also assisted in the review of the CP Brief o fle tba 
offered many helpful, suggestions ' flis excellent foundation and back- , . 
ground knowledge of the IsLw enabled him to^ make suggestions which 
resulted in a sounder document from^a legal point of view* He held 
himself in readiness to confer with the Supervisors who were preparing 
the Brief -at all time and his cooperation was of great assistance 
to v the supervisors who wrote the original Brief o 

In view of the assistance furnished by Mr Carlson in this *' 
matter it is suggested that^he be afforded a letter of commendation* 



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in addition to those mentioned above, the following Special b?c 
Agents' assisted in the preparation of the original CP Br ief at th e 
Seat of Government,, These men, with the' exception of SA| , | were 
brought into, the Bureau oh special' assignment to assist in the preparation 
of the Brief e They were selected because- of their background knowledge , 
concerning the- CP- USAo' They were* 



Special Aeehtl L 

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Government as^ a Supervisor^ also assisted in the -preparation of the 
Brief o * He preforaed in an outstanding, manner and- worked over time 

■without -regard -to -his-persbnal - conveniences o^He^is, preseatly_assigned^^i_ ^ 

to 'the- Dallas Office * 

* jn view, of the enthusiastic', and excellent, manner in which these 
men.peribimed their duties in connection with the preparation; of the Brief * 
I * recommend'that they be forwarded letters ;of 'commendation© 

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Section. Chief FRBD _J° BAUMQARDNER , • 

H4 B'aumgardner has. been associated with this case almost since. _ - 
its inception. He- was Number. One* Marf,of the .Internal Security Section during 
iihe time'-the Brief 7ras being prepared,, and he. was Section Chief following « 
that period' and' during the entire course of the trialf, He has given, 
enthusiastic' attention and direction to this case arid" has consistently - 
exercised good" judgment- in .approaching the various problems, arising in, 
connection with , the .preparation; {of; 'the Brief, .and presentation of this, case - 
,;to 'the .Attorney General, .andf. the. subsequent ,ifial5 ' ' , 

' it is recommended that he be furnished v a letter of commendation o 

I would like to call to, ybur'.attenticm the fact that recommendations 
for "meritorious raises, and letters.. of: commendation with respect to the special 
Agents" in the Field" who worked, on this case were suggested- by SAC Scheldt and 
ASAC.- Belmont, of the New Yoric ' Office* jand : were concurred in by Assistant 
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February 24,, 1950 

MEMORANDUM' FOR - im. TOESai 
MR. GIA7IN 

Configuring oral instructions I desire* that Mr* Glavto Ij'e detached 
for a period of .ninety days as Assistant Director in Charge of the Adn&nistfative 1 
Division effective Ifcriday, #<lbruary 57, and initiate- immediately a complete ♦ 
inspection of the Identification, Division mth the vxojt of reducing personnel, 
streamlining its operations, and reducing its costs; of operation* Mr* Tracy 
should be Instructed that I expect the fullest cooperation, arid assistance from 
himself and his staff* " *- 

In Mr* Glavi^s absencelTr*< If,, B* 'Callahan;. itiXL act in charge of 
the. Adndnistrative Division. 

SAC Guy Hottel is, to be, immediately placed %6n probation £oi conduct, 
lonbecoming £ representative of' this Bureau. "I have talked irilih Mr* Hottel and 
severely reprimanded him^and told him tha* £ vdll not again^ give him another 
chanc§- I told him there, vrere entirely too. many rumors circulating concerning 
his- activities and Yfaile they may hot: be completely true, -nevertheless,, many of 
them were ahdb he) kad not. iised the proper discretion fh'&xsr cbnduct*; 

1 desire that Mr* La* ^* t Belmont] be transferred, as Assistant Special 
Agent, in Charge of the New York Field division and designated as Inspector in 
Charge o£ "Hie Security Division, effective Honday^ Tebbmry 27* 

I desire that Mr*, ¥. M* 1ftielan| the #2 man in the Kef York v 0ffice^ 
be designa;te<{ as Assistant Special. Agents in Charge of the New York Field. 
Jftyision, effective ^ebrimryJJ?. ' . 

I desire that/Mr*. H* B«j Fletcher, 7iho has b;eeri acting- in. charge of 
;fch,e Security Division,. be transferred to $&fr York and designated #2 liian in. the' 
Nevr Tork Field Division in, place of Mr* T/heLaru ' . 

I desire that Mr* L. L; laughlin of the Security Division be designated 
as. $1 man in. the- Security: DiVisidnj effective February 27. 

JC desire, iiiat' Mr* Cf* £; Hennrich, Assistant Sp&ci£l Agent in Charge 
of the Wshington FielS Ctffice, be; transferred frpm thef31ashihgton Field- Office 
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intention t6 transfer hin as ^opiotant Director in Charge of that Division 
unlostf ho can i^diatoly; ^ako hold of that Division and "faring about a jaoro 
off active administration of it* 1&% Boson assured vp ho believes, ho can do ao h 
and for the present ho ronaiiis ao Assistant Director of that Division* 

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Assistant Special Agent^ Charge of. the New York Field Division and who. 
has been designated as JhgpectOr in Charge of the Security Divij&bitf. 

■X told M% Belmont 'tM I-ha&aot bceii defied with the; current 
adminictratioa of the Security Division and it was for this reason that he 
was befog brought to V.ashingtoa to take charge of it. i :&scuaaed with 
him some of ^difficulties which have occurred and the imperative 
necessity for iae injection in that division a£ th6roughneso # - ingenuity and 
more energy* . \ ' ' .' 

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1° AilD DSSTBOXED THESE'. S&1IARIES FOLIOTIHG DICTATICN. POMEBANTZ TflEfr AB- 

li PMED TO THE COffH? FOB THAT POBTIOJJ OF THE ©miTCHEE 2|IJESTiGATlW 

^ K3P0BTS "SHTCH SET OtJT THE KSSULT3 OF tffEE TAPPING. THE JUDGE DEFIED. 

-"» " Jt4itt&16Ll9S0i 

•"1 . THAT APPLICATION. POLSRANTZ ASKED 1HETH3H OH KQSP II! MS ^VESTIGAK M 

~ 03POHTS PIGPABED 31 THE. "ilTHESS THE S33IBSL, '»t:<Xi;ii!J®M13Cflki£2^ 



HAD BEES USED. THEUI35ESS MSTISIED IT TAS< KB^n&'a&iBlJRS^ 

TAB USED. TO. BBSIGSTATE THE SOUHOE OF I7IEE TAP Et^WjEKft ££ *3HJOTfc- — *&— 

'VESTEQATI'TS 33P02T AHU TEJE TOBH3S AE3n&$D THAT IT'fAS.. "jpOISRAft^^ 

ASKED IF THE TOJE3S ®m Tffl&T 1IUH3E8 IT S ASSIGNED © JTHfig^. TAI* IjH, , ' ^ \ u ".J 

THESE KDpORTS. THE, TCETHE3S, S.f -TED HE HAD HO HSCOK.SJTI^ . TH3S30PCSI, 

paiEPANTZ TM'tmm A CQU&WM hefere ice to THE ORIGINAL CaiFIDEEr- 

TEAI BIFOKIAHT THfECH JHEEATED TH3 COPLCB INVESTIGATION, miftf ASttfrG 

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THAT TKAT DJFOBIANT WAS ALSO A JJIHE TAP. SHE JUDGE RUL3D THAT IT T/AS 
E34ATERTAI, .IF HIE. CASE 1?AS TOUCHED OFF BXmRE TAP INFO. PC2iER"iNTZ 

. THE* ASKED, T#0 qUESTIOHS. Y{PCK WRE RULED OFT BI TIE, JUDGE. CNE, WERE 
• THE MONITORS' Oil SHE BUBITCHEV, SEATED IN TEDS US COURT HOUSE, BLBG/ TWO, 
WAS OHE PLUGGING IE ON BUS BUBITCHEV TEEEFHClTE LINE BCNE BE THE JNT 
TELEPHONE 00. THEHEXT WITOESS WAS SA LEO J. GAUlHIgR, 1HO TESTIFIED 
OHAT HE. HAD NO KNOWLEDGE OF THE WIRE TAPS IN THE COPLON CASE AT THE TIME 

- HE iHTEHTIT/Ep SURVEilLANCE AGENTS IN M OH AT THE 5XHE OF COPLOT'S 
TSCAL IN mSHBlGTOI. THE JUDGE RULED OUT' SEVER <L $SS&CSJS DIRECTED 

. E£ PALJiBR TO -THIS WIW3SS. SHE NEXT WITNESS WAS ASAC ALAN H. BEL^T, 
WHO ^S UJDER ^J^IICNING Kg DEFENSE COUNSEL PALLOR. THE WI3HESS WAS 
SHOW BUREAU P^OQAtffiUM wF HOFi SSOT, FOSTjEJlNE FBQI INSPECTOR FLET- " 
flHER TO ASST. SIR. LADB WHICH RECCtEMlDEH 3H& PISCaiTIBi ANCE OF THE COP- 
LON TApBf NY AND FURTHER RBCC&ilNDED THS-p^TRilOTiar OFADIffNISTIlATItfB 
MATTER OOI^NECTED OEERE'ljITa- 32r THE INTEREST OF" SEGURITX. THE ilffiESS 
•STATED HE HAD U27ER BEFOHE SEEN THAT MEEiORANDUL!, BUT HAD DISCUSSED ITS 
■OONTM^' IflTH INSPECTOR FLETaiERIN LAT OCT;, ^OHTINiNE, A T WiLdS. 
5IME 3HE fJTJNSSS HAD RECCfffENDSD THAT THE TAP BE DISCONTINUED AND . 
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. APKnTCSTR&TITE DATA CONNECTED TISEMITH DESTROYED. THE Yn#TESS #AS PJEH^ 
lETTED BY THE JUDQB TO &AKE A STATEMENT EXPLAMCNG 2HIS SITUA,Tiaf. 

^.statement is, as: EOLLays, th$ telephj&e tap ch m copies resi- 
dence ik nyc, had been mmsijyvm). july shelve totihine for hie prubose 

OF ENABLING 3HE FED OX) KNO¥ THE IVHEREABOtJTS Of A CONVICTED ESPIONAGE 
AQPT,. JUDITH C0PL3J. FURTHER, THAT THE EARLIER, TAP HI IDT ON THE 

■. GOPLCN FJSIPENCE HAP- DISCLCSEB CONSIDERABLE GONVERSATIC^ iE3S«53Sr D-jBEBr- 
D&fT'ANDHERATTY. FURTHER. AS A R&ULT OF TIC ATT3E FACT- ? IT '.7AS 
APiA^SNT 5$ SHE WITNESS THAT THE REST TAP WOULD. DISCLOSE. -SUSUS W0. 
THE" TCKffiSS STATED THAT, Atf Tp TB$ 0? THE TAP f A3 REINSTATED OF J/ULY 
TWELFTH, HE- FELT 'iHAT AGBlffiWO HAD TES&FIEp- © THE TB^HYNGKlf 
TRBL AND WC&ILD BE TESTIFYING iff THE IATE$ NY TRIAL SHOULD NOT BE CCN- 
CEBMED "WISH QHKADE, AWARE OF THE ifATOI^ OF TELEPHONE CALLS BETWEEN THE 
DEFENDANT AND HER AT3Y, MR. BAESR AIJD, FOR THAT. REASON, TH£ TffSNESS 

, DIRECTLY HANBLEP THAT TCLBE, TAP M& ASSIC2ISP AH AGMT HOT PREVIOUSLY 

..catoEGTED tosh the case to list® to cajvEBSATiajs frcm that tap to 

PREPARE PERIODIC SCM|.&S£ES TO BE' FORWARDED TO THE BURlAU. TBE TO* 
NESS CONTINUED THAT,. AS THE DATE, OF THE COPLCN TRIAL IN NY APPROACHED 
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AND AS OOPLOI'S. APPEARANCE TREEESt SE5HED, ASSURED, THE REASON K® A 
TAP HO tmm EXISTED, ACCCaPHGLT, ;HE EEGIL.'SJPSD ITS PISGONTITnANCB 
AND A1S0 EG DESTRUCTION OF DISKS RND NOSES THER3 FROJI "STE IHEEX.CEP-' 
TICN OF THE COPIES OF LETTERS, .SUMKAR&jlJG CONyERSATIONS OVER 2IAT 
TAP PREPARED BY SA, AVIGNONE. TffSHESS STATED HE JSCCftCT&ED HE DES-^ 
TWCTION OF IBS DISKS AND- NOTES FOR REASON OF "SECURITX, " IN' ORDER" 
mi THE TE3 IIOTJ AGMSS^OULD NOT, ESRCHANCE , BECCKS A¥ARS OF THE 
NATURE OF THE ATTX CLIENT CCN^RSATItflS BET'M PALUSR AND COPLONy 
AS A RESULT OF 5HIS RECCI|3Pi>TlCfc r JttD LATER EUR AU CCBCURRSNCE THERE <N, 
OHE SITNESS ARRANGED FOR THS DlSCONfElUANCE OF THAT TAP ON JJOVi, TEN, 
mTXNINE, AND. FOR THE DESTRUCTION: OF SIS DISKS AND NOTES OF THAJT TAP. 
SHE W3SIESS #AS OJESTICNED AT LENGTH CONCEDING: THE GENERAL ROLE OTEREET 
PHONOGRAPHIC. DISKS ARE DESTH)SED Bt IBS NXO WE TEEN- A PERIOD OF SHT? 
DAIS PROVIDED THEIR RETENTION; IS J!C8? REQUESTED. 3BE FITNESS -STATED 
3HAT ANX SPECIAL AGENT BT HfijS OFFICE IAS, AUTHORLT3C TO REI|0?E PHOTO- 
GRAPHIC DISKS AND. CAUSE THEIR .DESTRUCTION Y/ITHCSJT CLE^ NOE. EROf iT 
SUPERIOR OFFTCIAL OF OHtS OFFICE. 2$ OTJESS STATED TEAT AT THE TIME 
OF GlUOIGr SPECEIL BJSJR3CTIQJS TO SA AVIGNGNE' 01 .N07. TEN, FORTiNBJE, 
END PAGE FOUR, 

Doctor's "otation, W9ll,handle3 by Salapnt". 

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THE, XATTER DID HOT IK AUT REMONSTRATE WM HIM OXJCERffiQJG THE 

PESTER fim OF- RECOJES OB .JJOTES. AT m.5 POINT, THE JUDGE STATED THAT 

HS3TAS, VERY TJEEL SATISFIED FROU SEE 35KTIMONJ OF 'SOS. AND EAEDER . 

TTCWHESS 3HAT SIS DESTRUCTION OF 1ECGHDS ON NOV. TBI, P0B2YSIHS, 

1'fAS NOT FOR A CONTUMACIOUS PURPOSE. SHE MTNESS "WAS 3HEN QUESTIONED 

££ PALMER AS TO ORE £ETIEER3 TO THE. BUREAU SUMMARIZING. INFOR REC'D FKM 

CONFIDMHAL INFOfctANT f I AND AS TQ NX TELSTIPE TO THE BGL;EAU AND 

WFO Of 5E3i S^TOIGJiT, F0RT3NINS, WHICH JEFEPREDTO INFOl KEC»JD/FR02* 

A GQPiai WERE TAP- THAT 3HE DEFENDANT WAS COMING ^0 NI Ot MAR. FOU :, 

FORTBilfffi. '3SIE WIOirESS ^AS QUESTIONED AS 3D 1?HE5!HER SBEqi&ft PEG 

FROM A SJ J^R SOURCE BAD BEEN REG'D EC ipS" JjXD PRIOR TO FSB.. SIGHTEEN, 

FOBTmDlE. 'THE WipfESS, ANSi7SH3D IT WAS HIS ISCQILECTICN 3HAT SgB 

SU37EI1MNCE OF COPJ-ON ON FEB. ZEGHTSIN 'MS. THE BESULT-OF INFO 2ELE- 

PHgiSD, BX im FIETCHEH OF THE SJHEAU TO tEEEEFFEGT THAT- COPLON'S 

SUPERIOR BAD ADVJ^ED OF THE BUREAU TO 3ffl3 EFFECT THAT COPI.GNJ'S 

THIS 11I3ME3S- WAS STIII. ON 5HE STANB AT THE TIME COURT RECESSED AT TWELVE 

FIFTT PH. COURT WUJi BE RESU1S3D "-.T TWO FIFTSS* pll. . 

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Ur* Man R*, bslnont 
Federal Wfoau of Ximvs-tigation 
United States Mpartnent pf JUsticd 
Washington* D: &i 



Dear tlr* Beliiontt 

The very capable, mnnet in ahigh you, directed 
the investigation and supervision of the Judith Goplpn- 
Valentin tiubitahev; case in Hew York is, of course,, mil 
known, to ns», 

tour assignment was hot an easy one and you 
shouldered your responsibilities in a met creditable 
fashion* J feel that you exercised, exceptionally good 
judgment in the overall direction of thi;s highly 
covtpUs and difficult case and I would certainly 
reoonnend you\fof a Superior Acconpliahtttnt Ward \f 
it were, -possible to do so. Unfortunately, regulations 
prohibit noreHhan one such award during any ^qhteen 
nonth period and since you received one on October- 30, 
2949, it will not he possible to reotmnd f n °Sf r - °* r -~ ^— . 
■ this tine, de W^^F^VIMSP* % $&.___ 

j nevertheless want you, *;-M»ft^^a(SS;^ ffrt **% 
splendid writ has not done unrecogni*ed u and the ffiffff^ i _ ; 
shin dualities exhibited by you nust vsrtet&tg have—^ — I 

^^U^^r^iraUonal effect upon the pefso^e^md^^ 

- fy°1& r supervision*. , Uw^' 

UM»A& l *" l efc ^. mgraiurations on ypur spU*d^&hMM^^ 

p\i ^ Sl $»? rfc >rtr - ^ JiinfsereXy, 




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: MR. TOLSON 
F*OM : h. H. CLBbG 
subject: INSPECTION ASSIMENTS 



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3/14/50 



Reference is made to the Executives Conference memorandum .. 
', 1950, concerning field inspections, which is attached. Ther«,* AV/ 
set forth below suggested inspec tion apslffimenta to taj™^ rimW trie ( ' 

^^S??^ and the Bureau 

Supervisors listed in the attached memorandum: ^ ------- — - 




Assista nt/ Doctors 
M&Wrlcy< 
HWlegg^/ 

Lmichols' 
Mpdaort ^ 
%roftosen v/ 
^aK)parbo y' 




Cincinnati* 

Charlotte,, 

Pittsburg 

Richmond^ 

New Haven 

Norfolk- 

KnoxviUe^ 



Other Bureau Officials 

Mfc» K - Buffalo- 

^N £p. Xallahan ^ - Albai^ 

rJ. JJ&cGuire^ - Louisville—- 

1» Uttaughlin^ - Atlanta-^ 

C, Eflleiuu'ich^ - Binninguuafc* 

h E Ma^tt*-^ - Memphis*** 

J& kMii^^ - Springfield— 

^PJYfeohr *y - Milwaukee-* 

C?TA.VNeaseV - Indianapolis 




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: In view of , the fact that sone of tlw#ff ices liMfiOlMtt'iMwmKBHted 

la^Mmorandp of March 2, 1950, as tnfetfroaMlpeatfe'te Messrs. K. U& 

>5l"»* Mi Me &ti», J. A. Sizoo, H. B, Long* B. C. Bran and G. C. Gear* .... 

J. A.Mm^ -Baltimore (rechwlcjr'WiewlancL^ 111 

B- C ^ roW t^- ~ St. Loiks; Little Rock ^ 
H • B a/Long , y 

G< Ciftmty V / 

% R^Mntire^ - Savannah/ :^ w (1 

F. H#<SIntire / - Dallas y ,^ ^ ^ X 

. . Before being assigned to conduct any inspections, thkwa&ve officials 
who have not had previous experience on field inspections, other tyfaan AssisUt 
Directors, will be assigned to assist Mr. laughten or Mr. Gumea on a regular 
inspection in order t o give them the necessary experience, 

j^^:£j*\.'l'-~" f .'-MAioari — | 



- St. Loilfs; Little Rock ^ 

- Administrative Div. (wijfc in IfeanL^ash^ Field 

- OmaHa; Kansas Cit^ ^Vyjff , 
-Savannah ">^ A* 6 . n't 



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With reference to Mr. Gumea* 
following are being recommended: 



b and Mr. Haughton 1 assignments, the 




Mr* Gurnea 

Present Assignments: 

Security Division (recheck) 

London, Paris &. Madrid Liaison Offices 
Second Trip: 

Butte 

Anchorage 

Salt Lake City 

Denver 
Third Trip: 

Seattle 

Portland 

San Francisco 



Mr. Naugfeten : 
Present Assignments: 
Albuquerque 
/""Second Trip: 
\ Philadelphia (recheck) 
< Mobile 
/ Miami 

V ^ San Juan 

miird Trip: 
Boston 
Detroit 
Chicago 
Minneapolis 
Newark 
Fourth Trips 
Los Angeles 
Honolulu 
Houston 
New Orleans 
Fifth Trip: 
New York 



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Resident Manager 



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Mr. ladd . 
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Mr. &oeon_ 

Mr, Tracy __ 
Mr. Korbo 



Mr, Belm ont 



ALEXANDRIA, 'Vl RGIKXA 




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Mr.. J. Edgar Hoover } Director 
Federal Bureau of Investigation 
United States Department of Justice 
Washington 25, D. C. 



-Dear Mr* Hoover: 



We acknowledge receipt of your commuriicat^S^of 
March 8th, and thank you for recommending Mr. .Alan HTltel- 
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"-' — * We do* have* Mr. Belmont 1 ^ request on file for a 
two bedroom apartment and while it is impossible to make 
w a definite commitment as to date of occupancy we\ shall be 
glad/to keep h% request in mind and contact him; just as 
soon as accommodations become available for him and his 
family. ; 



lours very truly, 




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Assistant 




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NOT R=C0RDED*" H 
6 MAR 30 1950 




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Director 

Federal Bureau of Investigation 

United States Department of Justice H ^ ^ 

Washington, D. C, I** 1 * 1 * *'< ** * **■*• * #: * fr 

Dear Sir: 









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For inclusion in the fund to be paid to the designated beneficiary of any Special 
Agent of the FBI who has previously .contributed to this fund and who dies from any -cause 
except self-destruction while employed as a Special Agent, I am forwarding herewith (by 
CHECK - <MQHE£>ef»8R)' the sum of $10, payable to- the Chief Clerk of t the FBI, to be included 
in said fund. Payment will be made for death by self-destruction^ after the Agent has been 
a member of the fund for two years. It is understood and -agreed that the" sum tendered 
herewith is a voluntary; gratuitous contribution* io said fund which I understand, is to 
be administered in the following manner. 

The Director of the FBI will appoint a. committee which shall consider all .matters 
pertaining to the acquisition, safe keeping and expending; of f said fund, which committee 
will recommend appropriate action to the Director in pertinent matters. The Chief Clerk 
of the FBI shall receive all contributions and account for same to the Director. Upon 
the death of any Special Agent who is a member of said fund, the appointed' committee will 
consider the case and submit a recommendation to ihe Director as to its .conclusions. Ap- 
propriate instructions will then be issued to* the tChief Clerk:, directing him 1 io pay to 
the designated 'benefi'ciarythe^sum -of~$lfr, 000 .- The following person, is* designated- as my- ■- 
beneficiary for JEBI Agents 1 Insurance Ft 



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Relationship 



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Date : 




Address sOO^niUL AA* /VmW. 



The following person is designated as my beneficiary under the Chas. S. Boss* 
Fund providing $1500 death benefit to beneficiary of agents killed in line of duty. 

/vjL &tli^ l/fhfiAAUtf . Relationship *W$^ Date J^J0Ji 



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Federal Bureau of Investigation, 

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. Hcwatf-d :-B« Fletcher, offi^iaj -Of 
tlie Federal Bureau pf inyestiga^ 
tion Yrho "iras a -witness in the 
CoploriTGubitcheT espionage trial 
irj Jferr York, has been naned 
assistant agent in phsrge of FBF^ 
field office here, £he FBX .an-, 
notmced yesterday* 

Itof flstcher Jias feNft inspector 
in charge of the %E decir^fcy 
division h^e for the last tm>, 
yearsu Be lives at 44$ tixndoi? 
glape !!♦¥•, Th6 transfer has no 
connection^ ^ritlx E&s part in ttie 
trials 4n, FBI spqkesraan said* 

f Aggq JB > ; Beltaonfc j former As* w 
si^^CV^nCSn charge in jbhe 
lietryork office, has succeeded 
Ifi% fletcher in t&© Security post-.. 



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• r : Jim Earner 0/ the to fork Herald Tribune called 
fyvise that his paper had a story to the effect that H. B. 
Fletcher, in charge of the Security Division and security work 
of the Bureau for the entire country-, . had been denoted sev- 
eral grades and transferred to the Washington Field Office as 
AssUtmtrAgent-4n-Vhar.ge+ that Fletcher was the mn who took , 
the responsibility for the destruction of records in the Coplon — 
cose. and. had been replaced by Mr. A. H.)(Belmont, Assistant Special 
gent in Charge of New York,- who in turn had been replaced by Bill 
fhelan* 




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■ T told lamer that he had a grossly exaggerated and inaccurate 
aWount'ofwhatwa shift in personnel. ^ I told 

hint that there were no "demotions involved; that from time to tine, 
like the Amy, Navy or' Marine Corps, the Bureau does shift its per- 
sonnel after Members had served a tour of duty on a specific job; 
that it ds a practice of the Bureau to shift field men into the 
Washington headquarters from time to time to give them experience 
and then, replace, them with other field men. 

'■•: 'I stated that I, of course, did not know the source of 
his information but that it certainly was far from accurate. He 
stated it came from a usually accurate source, which was the reason 
they had given some credence to it; that he did not know exactly 
h,ow the paper would treat the matter but that if they did carry 
the speculation they would also carry the correct facts,. I told 
him that it seemedto me to be most uncalled for to smear somebody 
like Fletcher when it was undeserved. ±He staWrmf 1 ^^ 
they do would not be a smear, 67- ^JJ^L - £_?/__ 



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Mr. Alan B? Belmont 
federal Bureau of Investigation 
United States. Department of Justice 
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B#ar Mr, Belmont.* 

27*0 successful prosecution of Alger 
Biss prompts me to express my profound gratitude* 
to you foj the highly efficient; manner in which 
you personally handled its over-all supervision 
in Hew Torfe. 

This case had tremendous ramifications 
and wa& a real challenges to the FBI* X feel that 
the challenge mas squarely me t t and the results 
attained brought nation-wide approbation upon fhe 
Bureau. Those mho followed both trials of this, 
man must have been greatly impressed with the 
tenacity* resource fulness and thoroughness with 
which this case was investigated and I know a 
large portion of the credit for its spQcie$$ was 
due to your capable leaderships 










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COPTjSM 

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OFFICE -MEMORANDUM * UNTIED STATES GOVERNMENT 

TO : MR. OIAVIN DATE: 3/9/50 

FROM : Ho Lo EDWARDS 

SUBJECT: LETTERS OF COMMENDATION AND MERITORIOUS 

INCREASES IN THE JAHAM (HISS) CASEo*" i ^ /?/ , 




Commutations have been received from the SACspf the New, York, Baltimore 
and Washington Field : pf f ices .recommending certain Special %ents for; meritorious 
increases ilh salaiy and/or letters for their outstanding work 'on the^ JAHAM case* Mr* 
Fletcher and ISr* Ladd concurred in these, recosfeendati6ns 

NEff YORK:! 

— — — *i ■ ■■■ m il ii | * 

SAC. Scheidt, recommended that Special Agents J d Mo Kelly^ John Jo Danahy 
and Albert Jo. Tuohy be afforded consideration for a meritorious increase in* salary 
for their very outstanding performance on- this case<> 



SA- JosepIHfc KeUy ^was -assigned'to this base at its inception ;and was 



izxyoseyxrm Keiiy was-assigneato this case at its inception ;and was " 

responsible for the preparation of reports and the actual handling of the investi- 
gative case up tht^ugji the termination of the first trial* In the interim between 

^the %wo trials he was excla&iyely^ assigned to further ^ investigation and correlation 
of Arffpnaationo During both trials he was in constant attendance of information© 
During both trials he was ±a constant attendance in the court room and was of invaluable 
assistsmce to the prosecution because of his extensive knowledge of all phages! of the 
investigation* including, a : detailed kaowledge of ,*he appearances of ^Hiss ' and- iCh^mbera 
before* the House Committee on Un-American Activities,' the hearings "at Baltimore arising 
from the civil suit; by Hiss against Chambers, and the extensive research performed* in 
connection. Td.th the case as it develooedo ' . - 

^Agentjtelly performed a C9nsiderable amount fit <bv^bime -during, the ihvesti~ 
gation and trials^, particularly* during the first "pksV *^ e investigation Triieri li 
was necessary for him to organize and direct the ti^afe N of the investigation in view 
of his position as the agenttfo whom the casewsS^algsignedo This included overtime 
-work on week ends, for ithiGfrp) compensatory leave was taken* As pairt of his assignment 
he revieTfed and successfully absorbed the thousands of pages of reports* and testimony 
in connection :withf the case and was able to develop a clear picture of the case as a 
whole As a "result he was of extreme value to the prosecution throughout both' trials ^ 
through his highly effective" suggestions ^ich were constantly utilized by the 
prosecuting attorney, and through liis ability to pick out discrepancies in thfe testimony 
of defense witnesses<> Agent Kelly was under transfor prior to the start of the second 
txial, but at the personal request of prosecutor Thomas Jto^hy, his 'tr&astev. was .held 
up until the completion of t the trial because ISoiphy, so valiwtd his suggestions and [ 
presence ,iia^thetcp^rt rooido On any number^of fr qccasionsj Agent Kelly^^^abl^to offer 
suggestions Tfaid^Vin effect, proved a valuable guide to the course of "^'prosecution^ 
He gave u^el&shly of his time, and effort ^thou&tegard to, personal,, ^convenience and 
throughout the trial was alert to see; that the best interests- of ttiS Bureau were servedo 



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Agent Kelly entered the Bureau as* a Special Agent on 1-64&, .served in 
several field offices and was transferred to New York on '2-29-14;* He was transferred 
to the Security Division at the Seat* of Government on l-2J?-£0, He was reallocated to ■ 
grade CAF-12i &H600, per* annum on 10-1-UU anci his present salary in grade GS-12 is 
$7000 -per annum as the result of three increases in basic salaries ;and three increases 
under the UFA, the last effective £-l-l|9*' On 3-31-U9 and l-2^-£0 SAC Scheidt rated ^ 
him EXCELLENT* A PERJ1AMS1IT, BFJE? ,,0F HIS FILE IS ATTACHED* 

RECOMMENDATION : It is recommended he be afforded a meritorious increase 
in salary fcr his outstanding performance on this case from $7000 to, $7200 per annum 
in gra&e GS-12* ^ ' - , * 

SA John Jo 'Danahy was assigned to this case from its inception until the 
close of the second trial, the assignment covering the period from December, 19^8 
until January, 1950<> In addition to the excellent investigative work: performed through- 
out this period, he was outstanding- in his -handling of the more than £00, exhibits 
during* the two trials** He was in court throughout both trials and was constantly 
at the side of prosecutor Thomas Hprphyo : He had a complete and detailed knowledge 
of all of the exhibits and maintained personal supervision of them' to the point he 
was able to pick out instantaneously any pertinent exhibit and furnish it to Murphy 

4!ore^importahVpe£hap3,-J^ 

knowledge of 'the background tff each exhibit, to tie in and make highly effective • 
use pf the exhibits throughout the preparation for trial and during tHe* trialo 

Agent Danahy showed unusual *abili,ty /to draw f ronv-his memory bits of inform^ 
ation ^hich were highly pertinent to the preparation of the case £o% trialo Kis 
complete knowledge of the investigation enabled him to make- many valuable suggestions 
to the orosecutiom "While no. detailed records, of overtime are available, he practi- 
cally lived with. the.Hiss case* Hight after mght during the preparation of the case 
for- trial and during the trials, he was .consulted until the , early hours of the morning 
by prosecutor Murphy o Due to his- knowledge of the case and his, analytical ability, 
prosecutor Murphy specifically requested his presence in the court room, during, both- 
^trials* , * * 

JL review of Agent Danahy f sl;file reflects he entered on duty on 7-27*42 as a 
Special Agent^ Tsras * assigned to the Detroit and Boston Offices and on £~lMi3 "was trans- 
f erred to New York* On 2-3-2*7 he was reallocated to grade CAF-12, ££205 ? 20 vev annum 
and his present salary in grade GS-12 is $6800 per annum as the result of tpo increases 
in basic salaries and two increases under the TJPA, the last effective £-£~f?0 3 On 
3~31-4tf SAC Scheidt rated him .EXCELIENT/ A PEHKA3®n? BRIEI?, OF HIS FILE IS ATTACHED* 

RECO^TOEDATIOH s f In view: of his Outstanding performance on this: case it 
is recommended that he be afforded a meritorious increase, in salary from 46800 to 
§7000 per annum in grade G&~12<> - * 

„ SA Albert J » Tfrohy is Supervisor of the Major Case Section of the New York 
Office >and in that capacity was charged' with 'the responsibility of the supervision 
of this case and had the responsibility for the various* agents* conducting the 
investigations* Agent Tuohy devoted his personal attention to the .supervision of 
this case during the entire period of the investigation, and during the trials* This 
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personal ihterest far beyond that normally afforded a particular case and gave 
extensively^of his time and effort aside from the regular ^working* hours to insure 
the success of the case© 

The successful supervision of this case, most., definitely required above- 
average judgment* Supervisor Tuohy shoTred excellent judgment in his selection of 
personnel to handle the various phases of the investigation* The success of the 
investigation was dependent to a large extent on Tuohy f s interest and ability to 
recognize and aggressively push the vital phases of the investigation© In many 
instances* failure to properly analyze the course of the investigation and the time 
element connected therewith -would have resulted in failure to obtain the desired results , 
SAC Schedit said he felt that Agent. Ttiohy displayed not only excellent judgment in 
his handling of the personnel assigned to this case but shoTred a keen insight as 
far as the various phases of the investigation -were concerned© He recognized and 
aggressively pushed those investigative* and research steps Ttfiich proved so valuable 
during the trial* He was constantly on top of the situation and insured, that 
immediate attention -was given to the -various .phases of the case and showed no 
hesitancy jn t jbaking responsibility and following through to the last detailq He 
rats exceptional in his willingness and ability to take the responsibility connected 
-with this caseo It was a case requiring many immediate snap decisions * Unifoiraly 
Agent Tuohy accepted the responsibilities constantly facing him .and his decisions 
were uniformly goodo ; " — -— - _ ^ ______ 

^As^a^r^siult of Tuohy*s analysjLs^of the case as it developed, t Jhe was able 
to offer numerous suggestions not only .tp_the» investigation but to the prosecutive 
staff, Which suggestions were used to an excellent effect during the trial* As a 
result of the personal interest displayed by him, he ?/as also able to keep the 
morale of the investigating agents at a high level through the painstaking and 
lengthy investigation* 

A review o£ Agent Tuohyts. file reflects he entered on-duty on l/6/Ul^as^ 
a Special Agent and after assignment to several field offices and the Security 
Division at the Seat of Government, /was transferred to New Tork on 9/l6/h3<> He 
was reallocated to grade CAFV13* $7102<>20 per annum on 2/8/1*8 .and his present salary 
in grade GS-13 is $7800 per annum as the result of an, increase in basic salaries 
ar. d an increase under the UPA which was effective 8/21/1*9* On 3/31/1*9 SAC Schedit 
rated him EXCELLENT. A FERKAEENT BRIEF 0? HIS FILE IS ATTACHED. 



R£C0MMENDATI0N : In vievr of Agent Tuohy *s outstanding performance on this 
important case it is recommended that he be afforded a meritorious increase in grade 
GS-13, from &7800 to §8000 per annumo 

SAC Scheidt recommended that the following Special Agents and clerical 
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F* J. Gallant 

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IRamos pteehan 
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SAC Hottel recommended that Special Agents I "I 

and Kenneth T. Delavigne be afforded meritorious increases in salaiy for their outstand- 
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SAI I was utilized subsequent to the first trial of Alger 

Hiss in the further investi gation conducted by the Washington Field Office „ It was 
due to the efforts of Agent T"^ I that information was received leading to the 
location and interview of Ernest S. Shepard, who had photographs in his possession 
which were of substantial value in refuting 'testimony given ty Alger and Priscilla 
Hiss concerning the appearance of their home, in December, 1937* The photographs ob- 
tained from Shepard not only showed the interior of this residence at 3hlf> v olta Place,- 
Washington, Do C*, as of December, 1937* but had been dated by Shepard and showed that 
during the period Hiss claimed he had a commitment from the owner to rent these premises, 
the owner was actually present in the vacant house at that time awaiting calls from 
prospective tenants o The testimony which the Government was able to produce as a 
result of the location in interviews with Shepard t re fu ted the sworn testimony of Hiss 
as to the rental agreements he had entered intoo In turn, the testimony of Shepard, 
.supported that^ of- Ghambers^who..testified^he. had^borrowed^UOO; fromJliss, on November^ X% _ _ 
1937* There is no question that this testimony had a definite influence on the jury- 
in arriving at the,, guilty verdict in the second trials 

SAC Hottel stated he felt that .Agent I I exhibited, extraordinary tenacity 
in the first instance in locati ng ^Shepard, whose whereabouts were unkhowno Following 
the location, of Shepard . I~ I deomons trated considerable perseverance and ability j^ 
in eliciting this important informati on from him<> This is particularly true .since * b ^ 
at the time of the Shepard interview, I I had no inf ormatio n suggesting to him that 
Shepard possessed this corroborative testimony o Agent | [ developed, these data . % 
solely as a resplt. of his own initiative and, not as the result of information or ^ 
leads suggested, by other offices o ^ * 

The original investigation assigned to Agent | | was to endeavor to 
identify and locate former owners of the Hiss residence on Yolta Place and during 
his inquiries he developed the fact that the former owner for the 1936-7 period was 
deceased? he then verified the death of this individualo At this point, this phase 
of the investigation could well have been ^considered, completed}' however, Agent ] I 
continued his investigation with a view to* locating surviving members of the former 
owner's family with the view to determine whether the survivors might possess in- 
formation as to the commitments made by the deceased owner with r eference to the 

rental of this propertyo After long and detailed efforts, £ | exhibited above. ^^ 

average investigative ability and considerable tenacity in succeeding in locating a 
Mrso Grace Talley, then livi ng in S t» Louis, and as a result of subsequent, interviews 
with her, conducted by Agent l I -lie succeeded in developing information which 
resulted in the location of the witness Shepardo * ^ 

SAC Hott el poin ted out that as a further indie ation\of the caliber of work 
performed by Agent | [ he noted in the photograph of the Volta Place Hiss residence 
there appeared a newspaper which had been lying on the floor when the photograph was 

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takeno He realized "the importance to the successful prosecution of this case of 
fixing on exact date indicating the unoccupied status of this house c The newspaper 
was not legibly shown in the photograph* but by virtue of microscipic exanination it 
-was possible to determine on this newspaper a small ad and by comparison with ol.d ^ 
copies of newspapers at the Library of Congress "the identi cal issue of this news- ^ 
paper dated in December, 1937 9 rais lo cated by Agent I ~L > As the result of the 
detailed interviews with Mrs<> | | Daane determined she had advertised the Volta 
Place residence for rent in a lo cal Washington newspaper and after considerable effort 
and display of initiative ! I succeeded in locating the issue of the - Tfashington 
newspaper in -which this ad had been* placed advertising the Volta Place residence 
for rento This information was used during the second trial and undoubtedly aided 
greatly in again refuting previous Hiss testimony that he had a cossroitment to rent 
these premises during November^ 1937* as a result of which commitment he had with~ 
dratm money from a local bank;, allegedly to purchase furnishings for these premises » bg 

. Agenl l I gave uns^intingly, of *Kis time in carrying out. the assignments 
given him and exhibited to a high degree that investigative caliber necessary to 
bring this investigation to a successful conclusion* 

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A review of Agent I I file reflects he entered on duty as a Clerk on b7c 

2-2U-hl> was appointed a Special Agent on 9-28~lj2, served in several field offices 
.and^as„transferred^to.jfch6Liashington^Eield Of fice„ort. .11-30=47* Ule^was reallocated 
to grade CAF 12,, § f>90£*20 per annum on 10~19-li7 and his present $ alary in £r&xte US-1? 
is $6600 per annum as the result of two increases in haSiQ salaries and an increase 
under the UPA effective 5-l-l#o H e was rated EXCELLENT oh, 3-JL-U% A PEFJIV'I^T SBIEP 
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RECOiaSIIDATIOIT t It is recommended that Arerft l ~~l be afforded a meritorious 
increase in grade GS-I2, from ^6600 to ,$6800 pex annun, for his outstanding work on 
this case© > " . ' 

SA| | services, were utilised from the inception of this 

investigation until its conclusion* SAC Hottel pointed out that during both trials ^ 
there w$s considerable conflict of testimony concerning the various Kiss residences 
in, Washington Government witnesses at both trials testified as ip the inside and 
outside appearances of the Hiss homes and this testimony was .in direct contradiction 
to testimony of Government v/itn^sses ^n th is regard* As the result of aggressive arid 
tenacious investigation conducted by Agent I L he succeeded, on his o?jn in** 
itiative^ in locating building contractors who still possessed floor plans relating 
to these houses and vAio were able to testify that the premises were originally in the 
appearance as testified to by Government witnesses** The ability of the Government 
to produce this testimony resulted from the excellent investigation conducted by 
Agent Van Etten in pursuing this objective, this important testimony may well have 
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Throughout the Westigatij^ Agent I J 

worked on numerous other phases of this case and cpnducted considerable successful 
investigation in the identification and location of former fellow employees and 
associates of Alger HisSo His work resulted in the location of a number of other 
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to' a high degree that investigative caliber riecfessarjr to bring this investigation to 
a successful conclusion and gave unstintingly of his time iri carrying out the assign- 
ments which had been given him. 

A review of Agent f ~l file reflects he' entered on duty on 11/U/U6 
as a Special Agent, served in .several field offices and was transferred to the 
Yfeshington Field Office on 9/12/1*8. He" was reallocated to grade C4F-11,. §5232 'per 
annum on 9/5/U8 and his present salajy in grade GS-11 is $5600 per annum as the 
result of the basic increase in salaries effective 10/30/U? and^ a UPA increase eff- 
ective 3/5/50. On 3/31/U9 he was rat£d as VERY GOOD., He was not rated Excellent 
because he had just been promoted to grade CAF' 11 on 9/5/U9* SAC Hottel has advised 
that he mil receive ' an Excellent efficiency rating on 3/3l/?0, provided his work is 
satisf actoiy between now and that date. A- PBRHAKEN1 1 BRIEF OF HIS FIIS IS ATTACHED. 

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I&COMMBNDATIOKf , It is recommended that Agent| |be afforded a b7c 

meritorious increase .in salary from $5600 to §5800 per annum for his, outstanding 
work on this 'case*. 

SA Kenneth T« Delavigne took over the supervision of the t Internal Security 
Squad of -the Yfeshington Field Off ice duririg October, 1?U8, ,and during November, 19U8, 
the active investigation of the Alger Hiss case began* 'The supervision of this* case 
•was conducted by Agent Delavigne until he v/as removed from the desk during late June, 
19h9* At the height of the investigation, and particularly duririg the efforts to 
locate the Woodstock %pewriter, there was assigned to thiscase a total pf approxi- 
"mately 50 agents* Most"of ^the^material matters involved in* the two Hiss^trials^ were* 
portions of ^investigation supervised by Agent Delavigne during the* above-mentioned r~ 
periodo SAG Hottel stated he realized that administrative action was baleen against 
Agent Delavigne on June 27, 19k9> herein he was demoted from the position of Super- „ 
visor to that of regular Agent, but* he-, Hottel, was inclined to believe that he 
handled the supervision, of this case in an excellent manner and, for this reason, At was 
recommended that, he be. given a meritorious raise* 

A review* of Agent Delavigne 1 s file reflects he was censured by letter 
dated 6/l5/l*9, relieved of his supervisory duties and ordered transferred, due to 
the laxity and supervisory failure in not detecting an error in the report submitted 
by, SA John, P* ;Buscher, which report contained information to the effect the vaf e of 
Dr. Edward U, Condon, Director of the National* Bureau of Standards had furnished to one 
Morton Kent the address of a suspected Soviet espionage ag;ent. The report cbntained > 
an obvious ambiguity as to the source* of certain information* Agent Delavigne failed 
to note this obvious deficiency and have it corrected before he approved the report 
for transmittal to the 'Bureau and later neglected to personally see >o it that the 
doubtful material was immediately and definitely clarified* His transfer from the 
Washington Field Office was later cancelled* He was censured by letter dated 6/27/U9 
for his failure to note the inadequacy of a report submitted in an Atomic Energy Act- 
Applicant investigation, v/hich report he approved, and as the result of this omission 
highly important information jwas missed although subsequent investigation developed 
this infonaation* , " - , 

IgCO^gJinDATIOK: It is not felt that Agent Delavigne should be afforded a 
meritorious increase in. salary* However, it is recommended that he be commended by 
letter for the excellent, work he performed in connection with the Alger Hiss case» 

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IKTOMMEaiDATION : It is recommended that Agents Connors, Walsh and| ] 
be commended by lettero 

BALTIMORE 

SAG ifcFarlin recommended that* a letter of commendation be directed to 
Special Agent I L now assigned to the Pittsburgh °ffice, for his 

outstanding "work on this case 

SAO fccFarlin advised that from the initiation of the investigation in the 
JAHAH case by the Baltimore Office, it was apparent that the location of the two former 
maids of Yftiittaker Chambers,. Edith and Evelyn, was of paramount importance as it was 
felt their testimony would strongly corroborate the testimony of Chambers as to his 
allegations with respect to Alger and Priscilla Hiss* The Baltimore Office had con- 
ducted considerable investigation to locate these maids, all of which proved negative. 
After the first tria l of Hiss, the Baltimore Office intensified their efforts to locate 
both maids and Agent l | was given the complete and full responsibility of^ be 
handling and correlating all leads in this case with respect to the phase involving b?c 
the location of the two maids* This phase of the investigation grew into a consider- 
able project and as many as 30 agents were occupied in the handling of the various 
leads developed with respect to the location of the two maids o 

Agent l | on his owh initiative and over a weekend was out checking 
a number of leads with respect to the maid, Edith, and decided that perhaps a 
reinterview with one George Banks, an acquaintance of gdith, might be productiveo As 
a. res'** of this reinterview, the identity of Edith was determined inasmuch as Banks, 
after f irst contact with him, had met Edith on the street, obtained her full name and 
address but failed to report this additional information to the Baltimore Off ice* 
SAC McFarlin stated that Agent Marszalek in his handling of the entire matter showed 
an above. average amount of enthusiasm and thoroughness* 

RECOMEHDATION : It is recommended that Agent l I be commended by 

letter for his excellent work on this case* 

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Ifro F letcher recommended that consideration be given to affording Supervisors 

| | and | I Security Division, meritorious increases 'in salary 

for their outstanding performance throughout this case e 3&v L add concurred* 

lire Fletcher advised that investigation in this case from its incep tion, 
November 2U, " 19U8, through the end of the first trial was supervised by Agent I I 
who was responsible for the over~a3£ handling of the case x he investigation with 



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regard to the typewr iter an d typewritten specimens withits_numerous rr mi fi cations 
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This case was initiated with lVhittaker Chambers ' allegations introduced in 
a civil suit in Baltimore and the leads growing out of these allegations and out of 
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to' see that every possible angle would be handled by the field offices as expeditejy 
as possible. Many file review were necessary* resulting in additional leads. Further, 
it was necessary to keep the Department advised of developments on a current basis and • 
to see that Departmental suggestions, and instructions were carried out promptly and^ 
thoroughly. In connection with the many intervieyred regardless of their positions 
in life or "their present of past Communist affiliations . Bureau authority was 
necessary to interview some 'of the more prominent persons which .included high govern- 
ment officials, Federal Judges,, persons high in the business world, etc., and these 
requests for interviews as well as those involving present or past Communist affili- 
ations had to be aopraised individually according to their merits* -This, of course, 
called for an exercise of good judgment on the part of the Supervisors. 

With regard to the magnitude of this investigation, it is pointed, out that 
k$ field offices utilizing approximately 2& agents were working on this case at 
one time during- the first trial. This resulted in a tremendous volume of mail, in- 
cluding teletypes and reports which had to be reviewed closely and thoroughly to in- 
sure that the investigation was kept within bounds and also to see that reports were 
submitted- to the Department. 

Following the first trail, t he inve stigation continued in order to develop k 
new evidence for the second trial. SA I I was, made Relief Supervisor in the t 
Espionage Section after the first tidal and this case thereafter was supervised solely 
"b-^ SA 1~~L ^The: case continued to receive close-and- thorough attention- which^ed to 
the development of new evidence, resulting eventually in the conviction of Hiss* 

Mr'. Fletcher further advised- that SAs I I and I lout in many hours of 
overtime including nights, week-ends and holidays, for which no compensatory leave 
was "taken. They both displayed- keen insight into the various ramifications of the 
case, exercised good judgment and otherwise contributed materially towards the . 
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A review of Agent l I file reflects he entered on duty with the 3ureau 
on 2-1-32 as a Clerk, was appointed' a Special Agent on 7-2S-38, has served in several 
field offices and was transferred to the Security Division, on 3-U-U6. He was reallocated 
to grade CAF&13. &7U32.20 oer annum on 7+2"£-U8 and his present salary in grade GS-13 
is $7800 per annum as. the result of a 'basic, increase in salary and an increase under ^ 
the UPA effective 1-22-SO. On. 3-31-U9 he was rated EXCELLENT. • , b7c 

Agent I I file also reflects that by letter dated' 3-25-ltf he was censured 
for his failure to properly discharge a portion of his assigned duties in connection 
with the Agnes Smedley case. Although this case was not assigned him, it had been 
noted that Tfoen he reported to the Security Division in March, 19U6, he was instructed 
to 'review certain reports and determine the adequacy of the investigation reflected 
therein and what, if any, additional* measures were required. He apparently .failed- to* 
recognize the insufficiency of the investigation reflected in a report which he ^ 
initialled for the files and did not take the necessary measure to eliminate the M** b6 
vestigative omissions reflected in* the reporto b 7 C 

It was noted that by letter dated 7-8-U9 Agent l 1 attention was called. -. 
to the fact that during the inspection of the Security Division,, it was, noted that i£ 
connection with certain cases assigned .to him for supervision considerable percent 
information contained, in the file pertaining to- the investigation of Nathan Cregory 
Silvermasterj and others, had not been segregated and placed in individual case files 



to whi°*V it related* Quite evidently difficulty must have been* experienced in attempting 
the subject, was contained in voluminous c*oss references -and not readily available* 
Seven of the cases under his . supervision were found to be in- a delinquent status in that 
no reports had been submitted* by the field £or several months* He' was advised that 
it was ejected that he* would take' the necessary steps to remedy* these delinquencies 
-at the earliest possible pppprtunity. ^ : 

It might also be noted that Agent I ~|/ initialed a memorandum from Vo. 
lacidto the Director dated 2-20-5>0 for 2fc; YJhitson in th& t case^entitled LES.TER MARX 
HUETTIG> INTERNAL, S3CURITI-R, Bn'wluch memoranaum tbe 'Director indicated' i&'was not 
complete and remarked that; the/supervisor writing this memorandum should '-be censured 
for its incompleteness as well -as all officials who initialed it* .'A memorandum of 
explanation submitted-by Mr* Ladd dated £~2U-f>0 explains* the reason, for- the brevity 
of the original memorandum. % The explanation seems adequate and although a filial - 
determination has nob been reached^ it' is possible that; disciplinary action will not 
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RTOCMEIIDATION t It' is not -felt that *the letter of caution received by 
Agent I | 'on-''7-riMi9 orchis lettejr^^^ the, 
Agnes Sm^dley case pertaining 'to his failure in 19li6 to re6ogni.se the insufficiency 
of an investigation reflected in a report should preclude his consideration for .a 
meritorious increase in this case^since those .matters' were in no way related td the 
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In the event he is not subject v to criticism in the aforementioned .HUETTIG 
.case, it is recommended that a meritorious increase be afforded 'him 1 for the highly - 
competent manner in vfaich he .supeirviseid* the early stages of this case*, A PSRKA}JENT 
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a Soecial Agent, was ^sighed to. several .field offices and, was transferred to the 
Security division oh .12-4Wi& On 3r33iU?and 7-29-li9 he yos rated EXCELLENTo He 
was reallocated to grade CAF^I2/ §5l8Q* per annum 6# 7-1-1*6 arid his present, salary 
in grade GS-12 is $6800 per annum as^ the result of two increases in basic salaries 
and<two increases under the UPA, the, last .effective • , 7^2li-U9.'„ A ISRilANENT: BRIEF OF 
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increase in salary from '06300.. to, $7000 per annum. in grade GS-12, for his outstanding 
perfbmance in connection* vrith this case*; * , : *•". ; t « x < 

*■ / f Kr. L add has recompsnded/that L'ish Jfeit&on, Supervisor ; in Charge of .t&e 
Espionage Section, ^r- Fletcher,, then Acting Assistant Director 'in* charge of ;the 
Security^ Division, and .SA Daniel ?;. % • $al£ahah, ; presfeniiy- assigned to the 
Security 'Division but who worked, on this ' case in* the B&ltimofe Office, be commended 
by letter for their excellent work on, this- case*, 

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It* is also recommended thai the Special Agents in Charge -of the New York, 
Washington* Field and Baltimore Office's be commended by: letter for the excellent vrork 
performed bjr-ttieir -respective, offices* / " '' . . 

"You, are also advised that letters. -e^ressinj* congratulations and. appreciation; 
to the- many "Special- Agents: of "foe Bureau isho •worked; so long and hard/ on. this case have ' 
been received from the prosecutor, .Thomas F. Murphy,, Assistant United States Attorney, 
;and from Thomas J* Donegan, Special Assistant to the Attorney General* "These communi- 
cations have previously been, acknowledged* 

Although a number of the foregoing agents and supervisory personnel were 
singled out for. special recognition for* theirs Wstimony, investigative and administ- 
rative efforts at the/ternanatioji of the first trial, it is nevertheless felt that, 
they should again be commended for their 'cpntinui^- .exemplary performances* 

It is, also felt, that Mr* Ladd is /also, deserving of commendation in this 
case for the very able mariner in -which he handled its "over-all supervision© 

The files of all of the employees mentioned in this -memorandum have been 5 - 
reviewed and contain no information ,that Voulcl make the commendation of these 
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COPYs BP' 

F F I C E, M E M R A, N D U M * UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT ' 

■ TO: -MR. GIAVIN ' ' ' • BATE* 3-10-50 

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SUB'JECTt LETTERS OF COMMENDATION AND MERITORIOUS. ' 

," INCREASES IN THE JAHAM- (HISS) CASE* . 







Attached- is a detailed : memorandum recommending that numerous Agents and 
supervisory .personnel be. cited fpr ; meritorious increases in salary ^and/of letters 
of .cormehdatioh for their .outstanding, work ori the ,JA.HA¥ caiseo These recornmend* 
atipra have been c^carred, in by Mr* Fletcher, former-head op the Slcuriiy Division, 
and Mxv Laddo 

AWARDS FOR SUPERIOR ACCQMraiSHHEMTS 

The following men* performed their assignments in' such outstanding f^shicn 
that it is. strongly felt feey are: deserving of meritorious increases <> Detailed 
~accoimW-6f— the-work~performed^4^ 
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5A JOSEPH Ho KSI&Y , now assigned tp thejSeat.of Gpverr^etvfe, was- assigned 
to 1 the -case from its inception, was responsible for the preparation of reports and* 
,was. in constant attendance in 3bhe court, roon His work, was outstanding* 

SA JOHN J. PAHAHY g of New, York, was assigned to this case -from its 
inception, handled all exhibits, was in c.ourt throughout both trials and constantly, 
jit* the side of the prosecuting attorney© . He possessed a kser insist into all 
of the ramifications of the case 

- ~ % SA; ALBERT J» TOUHT was the,, Agent Supervisor in-New York responsible for the 
superyisicn of -this, case and sli personnel, assigned to ito 

: S&] "1 Washington ^Field Of fice c This Agent performed; out-, 

standing investigative work in Washington and particularly in locating Ernest 3* 
Shepardj who Had photographs in his possession which were of substantial value in, 
''refuting defense testimony • He was, also responsible for , uncovering "other parcels 
of -invaluable information in /Washington* A 

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outstandings investigative efforts was also able 1io, uhcqvei^videnctf-of gifat^Q&f) b6 
a^deritia^importan^ ' '' / -\ ' " [4y\% ^^ ^ 

SAy SUPERVISOR | [ Assi^ied to thVleat of Government, handled 

the supervision of this, case up^ to ^and through the first; trialo #e has-been reco&ne^ed 
for a/meritorious increase for* the highly competent manner in which He handled his 
assi^ehto; A meritorious increase in ,his case is coriting^ryt upon final approval of a 
:^ecomendation being made that, he not be censured in connection witlv a memorandum 
apprpyed.^y him in. the case entitled Lester Marx Huttig, Internal Security - R„ 
"Hold for further memo." -T. . . _ 



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Memorandum for I5r Glavin , ■ "* 

SA SUPERVISOR I j ' assigied to ttiSTfSeajt .of Government, took over 

the supervision of this case following the first trial and handled :it in outstanding 
fashion from then to its successful culmination <> , , , 

\ , Agent Delavigne -was recommended for a meritorious increase by SAC Hottel© 
However, he is not being recommended for such an award because of his censure and 
removal from supervisory duties for failing to correct an obvious ambiguity 
appearing in a report submitted, to the Bureau regarding Dr Edward* TJo Condone Hg? 
neverthei&si is bsing recommended 1 for a letter of ccmmendation 0l **0o Ko tt To 

FEKHMIENT BRIEFS OF THE FOREGOING AGENTS ARE ATTACHEDo 

.RECOMMENMITCNS FOR LETTERS OF CCgJMMmTlON .. 

All of the following employees have been recommended for* letters of 
commendation, and in each instance the recommendation seems^us tilled » 

— - Assistant to the Director ladd, Mr o-Hov&rd B^-Fletcher, former head of 

the Security Division, lfr Alan Ho Belmont, former A3AC at New York and presently 
head of the Security Division,- and Mr lish Wiitson, former Supervisor in Charge 
of the Espionage Section* , 

, SA Supervisors Ramos Feehah, Frederick ¥ebb and Janes C* Cadigan, assigned 
to the Labo?&u>zy and Saox&TFo X c Callahan, presently assigned to the Seat of 
Government and formerly assigned to the Baltimore office 

Also the following Agents « all of rhom are assigned td the New York 
office unless otherwise designated* , 

-Agents Kenneth To Delavigne (WF 0>« I I (Boston) ,Rcy Jo 

Barloga, F« J a Gallant, R. F« X« QtKeefe> f L T« "GT '.Soencer. James 
L« Kirkland (Phila). R. C« Blount. J. P. MartinJ 1 J. -F; Sullivan, 

| | (Phila),| I T."jl McAndrews. J. .R« 

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\ ' ' t In, assition, the Special Agents in Charge of ihe. New York, Washington, 
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New Xork Office, should be commended for, the excellent manner in which he, took care 
of Mrs o Edith Murray, the maid located by the Baltimore-office who jprc^Jo to^be 
such an^important witness o , * - , *** * ■-' .-* 

RECCTflfENDft.TION . - 

' It is strongly recommended that. all of the meritorious increases- and letters, 
of ^commendation mentioned in; this memorandum be approved so that the employees who. con t~ 
ributed so much to the successful termination; of this case may be justly rewarded^ for 
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, • Although a number of these employees- were singled out for special recognition 
of their work in the 'first trial it Is , nevertheless felt that further recognition, of 
their performances at this time is in order , * , , . 



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SUBJECT: 



Mr. Olavin / DAT V .3-15-50 

H. L. Edwards](\\/ //^ f^ 

Letters of Commendation and Meritorious Increases in 
Salary in the JUDITH COPLON, et al> ESPIONAGE-R oas 



Attached hereto are the letters of commendation 
and necessary communications pertaining to meritorious in- 
creases in salary in connection witti the captioned case. 
All of these have been previously approved~by the Director 

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It might be noted that Mr. Alan H. Belmont was 

mmended for a Superior Accomplishment Award for his 
\h in connection with the supervision of this case in 
K > York. Mr. Belmont is ineligible to receive an award 
at this time in view of the award afforded him on October 30, 
2949. Existing regulations^ covering such awards are to the 
effect that only one additional stepr-ihcrease may be .afforded 
an employee during each waiting period. 





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Belmont be sent a letter of commendation which includes a 
statement to the effect that the Director desired to recommend 
him for an award but that only one such, award can be granted 
during a waiting period and because of his previous award he 
is ineligible. Such a letter is attached. 



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TO : MR. %Pmi DAlEt iJarch 7, 1950 

FROM * Pt K. LADB 

sUB<jECTt ^nrircopioK, et al - - 

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I <#puld like to rqcofcmerKi that Messrs,* H* B> 
Fletcher aM'JA* H. Jfetaorit j^nd Supervisor R.Jf. J^plxera 
£e coiisidcreOTor letter? if commendation for* thpir irorfc 
ill sorption ^riAh the jCopJpQ :Cas0* E£^ Pelisojit, as £uper~ 
visor in Charge- $f tK$ #eur York Office*; did a particularly 
outstandi*^ $ob in supervising and directing the activities 
of the Agents of Ibhe Kew I6rk Office and also testified very 
.. effectively in the pa^e., 

Ut+ ^l^tc^r* in Charge $f the Security pivi&iolx at the, 
$L&ej did aji effective job In coordinating the activities in 
^onngctioh yiibh this base ajhd jaade 3 ve# effective ^txipsj*.. 

~Jfc# lasijiierg is the Supervisor who Jiandled th£ super-- 
.vision of fehg pase at the Seat pf GoverpnQiA apdf through his 
diligent, intelligent §|forts r he greatly asgiste^ in bringing 
the cage* to £> successful ppnc^usiqn* 



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Office Memorandum • united states government 

T0 : MR. GLAVIN DATB: , March 9, 195b 

J tolwn. 

FR0M ! H. L. EDHARDS 

SUBJECT: mm QQ?m> flt & 
ESPIONAGE -R 

SAC Scheidt of the^Iew York Office telephonically furnished ** 

the names of the following enqployees who he felt were. deserving of let- • ^.««. 
ters of commendation in connection with the above-captioned case. *"' — 




ALAN H. BEUB11T 



Mr. Belmont was ASAC at Hew 1'ork and handled the over-all direction 
of this case. He was in touch at all times, exercised outstanding judgment, 
made numerous decisions and testified at the pre-trial hearing most effectively. 

ROBERT rJgRAOTILLE ^ . 

pk Granville was the active supervisor of this case, participated 
in the apprehension of Coplon, testified in excellent fashion and directed 
the investigative activities of the Agents in New York in a most commendable 

fashion, 

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- SA, New Y rk 



/ \ ihe case was assigned to| |from its inception. He testified 

''Nam YnrV anH WaqM n£7+.r»n was rpsnnnsnhlp frw t.liP nrpnarat.^ftn nf +.V»p 



b7c both in 'New York and Washington, was responsible, for the preparation of the 

reports and participated in numerous surveillances. He was recommended most 
J highly for his over-all woric on this case. 



-' SA, Pheonix 



\\ SA I [ was monitor of the microphone in Coplon's office in Wash- 

ington. He testified in the pre-trial hearing as well as the trial and was 
subjected to considerable cross-examination,..particularly during his trial 
testimony. He made an excellent impression and handled himself well. 



KENNETH T.EELAVIGNE^ SA, WTO _ 

fit, Delavigne supervised the case in «kslftng|^ 
the first 'trial. He testified extensively in the L ~ ^'-^-^-~'^^-~ B 
died himself most creditably, 

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pre-trial hearing tofehan- 



/* SA was a technical surveillance mor&tc%and did an outstandings f 
job in correlating the material obtained from the .^(mcal^au^iillance^in^r^ 
Washington and also handled himself admirably on the stand at the pre-trial 
hearing. I 'j /! 

ROBERT E.LoNABD - SA, WFO ^W\ 

. /BA Leonard vras a monitor who testified at the pre-triOTfearing f 
and handled the playback of records in the Judge's chambers. He handled 
himself very well. 







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THOMAS J.h^MS -'SA, Mew York 

'pA iHcAndreijrs testified at the pre-trial hearing and the second trial. 
He made an excellent impression. He was required to testify to very delicate 
matters and handled himself wall, 

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/ Ihe case was assigned to him in Washington and he testified in ex- 
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pre-trial hearing in a most creditable fashion. ■ ' 



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]- SA, Kew York ' 
f SAI Iwas active on surveillance, was on the witness stand a 
number ^ of times and was subjected to considerable cross-examination, He han- 
dled himself well ■ and made a most favorable impression. He performed excel- 
lent investigative work in New York. 

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I- SA. Omaha { N ,+) 
.,fA "SA | I testified at the pre-trial hearing and at the trial in 
^ew i ork, and made a very good impression, 

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performed very good investigative work and testified at 



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the pre-trial hearing and regular trial in an impressive fashion. 

J, R. UIUHPHY - SA,' New York ' 

T SA Murphy performed outstanding surveillance work and testified on 
crucial matters. He was well-received and stood up well during the cross- 
examination, both in the pre-trial hearing and regular trial. 

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performed investigative and surveillance work in a very 

good fashion and testified at the trial in a capable manner. 
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Uifefrl [testified at the regular trial and was subjected to 

considerable cross-exanination and stood up well. 



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, I testified at both the pre-trial hearing and the regular 

trial. She made an excellent impression and stood up well, 

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m i penormea excellent surveillance work, testified extensively 

during the trial and was most forthright as a witness. 



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I. ?, MLLEY - SA, San Juan (fr< 

f\ SA ^ley performed excellent surveillance ^rork and testified in 
Une fashion on two occasions during the regular trial. 



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and made a very favorable impression. 



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J. J. MRP - SA supervisor, SQO i N -r >. ,..„„ ^ 

j\ Supervisor ',/ard was active in surveillance work in New York and 
testified very favorably at the regular trial. fr 



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k r.| ^testified as an expert witness during the regular trial, 

qualifications conceded. He was, on the stand : fif teen. minutes; He made an 
excellent impression. He was not cross-examined, 

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testified for two hours and was under lengthy crossr 



examination. She handled herself well. 

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Mr, I | testified twice at the pre-trial hearing regarding destruc- 



tion of records. Hie did a very good job, 

RICHARD BJBRiaiAN - SA,New Jork: 

pfi iirennan was criticised for his testimony at' the first trial but 
did an excellent job on the witness stand during the second trial and pre-trial 
hearing. He performed outstanding surveillance and investigative work. 

mm J.ORTH- syflew x ork ' .".'.■ 

[ISA Tiorth was criticized for his testimony at the first trial, % 
performed outstanding investigative work and made, an- excellent impression. at 
the pre-trial hearing and regular trial in New York. 

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k \ l y/asTHticized for his testlniony at the first trial. % - 



was subjected to considerable cross-exanaination at the pre-trial hearing and 
regular trial in Sew ^ork and. handled himself in an admirable fashion, 



The SAC at %/ ork further advised that there were iO monitors as- 
signed to technical surveillances who testified at the pre-trial hearing; how- 
ever, none of them performed any investigative work in connection with the case 
and their testimony was pretty cut and dry, , ; 



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SAC Hottel ten concurred in the recommendation of letters of commen- 
dation for the afore-mentioned Agents assigned to the TO? and lias sub mit ted a. 
separate 1 coiamuni cation in which he recommends that Agents | 1 and | 

be considered for meritorious raises ♦ 



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OFFICE MEMORANDUM. * UNITED STATES- GOVERNMENT 

TO : MR. GUVIN DATE: v^lO/^O 

FROM : H. L. EDWARDS 

SUBJECT: LETTERS OF COMMENDATION AND MERITORIOUS INCREASES IN 

SALARY IN THE JUDITH COPLON, et ~al,. ESPIONAGE-R OASE.^ 




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Recommendations for letters l <Sx commendation "^^r*ir:erxtorxous 
increases" In salary in the captioned case have- been ; received from the SACs of 
the New York and -Washington Field Office and from the Security Division* Hr<> 
Belmont, concurs with "the recommendations from the Field Offices • 

SSAT OF (MVBtaaOT 

SA Supervisor Robert Jo Lamphere has been recommended 'for a 
meritorious increase in salary * by-Mr ^Belmont 'vfoo* advises that Agent Laraphere, 
J^jsuge^sor °^ this - cas<? a * the Se ?* of Gqvernnent, did^an exceptionally fine^ 
~~ job* ^ lie supervised" the "case" from Its . inception and throughout the ■ e,ritxre pi- " 
vestigation anS trials, both in Washington and IJevrXork* Heappeared as a 
witness at both trials and was very effective in this respect, handling Jiim- 
sclf in a higlily effective manner under cross-examination by Pal^r and 
' Emerants at the pre-trial hearings and the trial itself. His testimony was of 
a vitiL nature and because of his knowledge of* the original source and other 
confidential matters -within the Bureau* it wasnecessary 1 that he handle himself 
in a highly alert, intelligent manner o LarapKere did a thorough supervisory job 
In this highly^ important case j ,g*ave it close supervision and enthusiastic 
attention* He put in long hours far beybnd the; normal working day without any 
request or desire for compensatoiy time* , ^ 

k review of Agent Lamphere?s, file reflects that by letter dated 
7/8/1*9 his attention was called to-, the manner in T^iich he* supervised the case 
of Leora Peabody Tsatsoulas,. was,\Espionage-R, as a review of the case dis- 
closed -there were unwarranted delays before the submission of the Investigative 
. reports to the Bureau .and one of the" reports so submitted was incomplete in 
that it did .not. reflect*' Xwll information in the possession of the field office 
concerning fihe associates of the. subject* In addition,, certain available in- 
vestigative? le^4s apparently had *been overlooked by him and the, field of fiqes 
handling the investigation. The handling of this case ctoe ^^^2^ re s-Jr\ ? 
attention durihg the recent inspection of the Security^%.,sx^n^7^X *> 

__, On 2/2l;/£0 abetter was directed to Agent Lasnphore iln^op^ae ration 
of the part played' by him in connection with the preparation \aCa%emorandum 
delating to Emil Julius Klaus $uchs, a subject .of "an espionage investigation* 
which memorandum failed to- set forth clearly certain* inf onhation* He was 
considered to Have been at fault in not having sensed the importance of the^ 
memorandum and tlie necessity for .setting out full and complete information in ito 



His file also reflects He entered oh duty mth the Bureau on 9/22/lp. 
as a Special Agent, -was assigned to % the Birmingham and New York Field Offices 
and on 9/l/U? was transferred to the Security Division© s He -ivas reallocated 
to grade CAF-12, {glfib^er annum on 7AA6 and,, his present salary * in, grade 
GS-12 is '$6800 per annum as the result of the three increases 'in basic salaries* 
and two increases under the UPA,, the last effective 10/16/U?© On 3/31/U9 he tos 
rated EXCELLENT. A PERMANENT BEIEE^OF HIS FILE IS ATTACHED. 

BEC0MME3JDATI0N: Not-withstanding the foregoing, dt is strongly felt 
* that Agent Supervisor Lamphere's handling of this case -eras so superior ±a 
quality thai; it is recommended- that he be afforded a meritorious increase in 
salary© 
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Mr'« Ladd has recommended that Ifcy Fletcher- and Mr<> A. Ho Belmont be 
commended for their -sork in connection vdth this. case© Mr<> Belmont, as 

% Supervisor in Charge in the New Xork, Office,, did- a particularly outstanding job 
±h supervising and directing the activities of the Agents of, the New York Office 
and also testified effectively© Mr© Fletcher, in charge of the Security .Division 

t atjthe,tiae,^did \an effective job of coordination the_acj>iyities in connection 
■with this case and made a very effective .witness* , 

RECOMMENDATION; It is recommended that letters of commendation be 

~ directedHo, Mr* Fletcher arid Mr © Beliiont^ for "their -work on this -case-© — - 

"I also reconpend Belmont for meritorious increase*" JoP.LL "I agree©" T© 

* * It is .also, recoinmendedjthat a letter of commendation be sent to. Mr© 

Ladd for his over-ail supervision©"* w * 

"1 agree©" J.PoH. "O.K*"' T© * . 

WASHINGTON FIELD . 

SAC Ho ttel recommended 'that* Special Agents f~ l and 

be afforded meritorious increases in salaiy for their out^ 



standing vrork on this case 

SA I 1 and SA| | handled this case in 

fc the Washington Field u ff ice upon its. inception during January, I9k9> until 
!the completion of the investigation© Despite the difficulties in the success- 
ful operation of an investigation of this type involving an employee of the 
Department p£ Justice^ these agents exercised initiative and judgment far 
beyond average© They applied themselves Yfaoleheartedly to the case and SAC 
Hottel advised that he felt that the two successful; prosecutions in Washington 
and in New York resulted largely fronr the splendid manner in "which these agents 
applied themselves o v , % * 

These "agents were active to a great- extent in the physical 
surveillances in Washington, -and,- specif icaBy,, during, the most critical sur- , 
'.rvillances ."of Judith Coplon involving her ... trips from Washington to Hev/ York* 
"*.'TheVd~ importaht and sometimes lengthy^l^ical suiSreillances 'were conducted 
in the Washington area -without the subject becoming aware of this fact. They 
exhibited excellent" judgment and initative prior to the arrest of Coplon and 

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Gubitchev in New York in selecting the individuals to be approached for basic 
information on the appropriate subsequent development of this case<> A 
considerable problem vras encountered in this regard in view of the employment 
of Coplon in the Department of Justice o Despite these difficulties, the 
necessary individuals and contacts -were located, their trustworthiness de- 
termined, *and in all instances the necessary information was developed without- 
damage to the security of this most important investigation* 

* SAC Hottel advised he had been particularly impressed with the 
splendid judgment, knowledge of Bureau procedures, and interest demonstrated 
by these agents in the obtaining of material, the use of Tflhich was necessary 
during the pre-trial hearings and, the subsequent trial*. Both these agents, 
•while 1 testifying, were subjected to grueling qrossekamination by defense 
attorneys^ and* despite this and the evident purpose of these, .attorneys to 
cause embarrassment to the Bureau, in their responses from the witness stand 
most capably represented the Bureau© 

A review of Agent |" I file, reflects he entered on duty 

with the Bureau as a Special Agent on 8/2£/l*l, .has served in several field 
offices, and was transferred to the Washington Field Office ori 2/2UA8 He s 
was reallocated to, grade CAF-12, $5i?05o20 per armum on 7/H;A6 and his 
present salary in grade t GS-12 to $6800 per annum as the result of two increases 
in basic salaries and two- increases under the UPA>~the -last- effective 8/7 /h9c - 
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A review of Agent | | file reflects he entered on duty with the b ?c 

Bureau as a Special Agent on 19/9/U0, has served in seve^gL 'field offices and < 
was transferred to the Washington Field Office on 3/25/ttoo He vras reallocated 
to grade* OAF 12 ? J&600 per annum on 1/16/U5 and his; present salary in grade 
GS-12 is $7000 v per annum as the result of the four, increases iiibasic salaries 
and 'three increases' under the UPA, the last effective B/2l/h9l * On 3/31/U9 
he'was rated EXCELLENT^ A PERMANENT BRIEF OP .HIS FILE IS ATTACHED^ 



RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended that Agents I I and | ^ | 
be afforde d'meritorio'^ Tncreases' in salary for their outstand ing wor k on this 
casej Agent l ( from §6800 to $7000 per annum and Agent |~"^ | from 
$7000 to $7200 per annumo 
J ! I, ags§eoj!,^PoMo "I concur**' To 

SAC ,Hpttel recoimaended„.th^^^ Special Agents, be, 

commended- by letter j SAC Scheldt al^o recommends them: 

Kenneth To De lavigne I I (no w assigned Phoenix) 

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SAC Scheldt has recommended that a number o<£ employees of his office 
Be coimnended by lettero ^advising that they actively participated' in the 
investigation^ surveillance and/or testified at the. pre-trial hearing and 
-trial in Hew Yorko None of those set out immediately below have been previously 
criticized for their ^brk on this case* 

Robert R* Granville fSunv^ J I ( now assigned Omaha) 
Thomas Jo lIcAnd rews | I be 

I I Jo Ro Murphy * b?c 



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](StenQ l | (TMef Clerk) 



| JoFo Ifalley (how assigned ,San Juan) 

J^aiislao ) ., J A .£. Ward (now ^.assime^3ec^ity r Div* ) 



J- Laboratory I 1 (Chauffeur 



SAC Scheidt unequivocally felt that the work of the foregoing agents 
and clerks warranted letters of commendation* 

'RBCOISETID ATION: It is* recommended that the foregoing employees be. 
comme nded by letter <, 



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Withjregard to SA| | to whom the. case was "assigned 

in New 'York from its inception, the SAC has ; commended him in mobt favorable 
terms, stating that he was responsible for preparation of the reports, 
participated in. inimberous surveillances arid s at at the prosecutor^ table and 
lent invaluable assistance during the course of? the; trial© 

This agent's testimony has been carefully reviewed and analyzed 
; by Mr* Clegg and some question has-been raised as< to Aethe r his tes timony 
was improper* Instructions were issued on this date' to have l Q uestioned 
by Mr* Scheidt and further action regarding him will be^ considered after his 
reply has been receivedo 

SAs Richard E Brennan, Robert. Jo Wirth< and l I were 
.previously criticised for the manner in which they testified during the 
Coplon trial in Vasehtagbono An analysis of . the ^legations .concerning :their 
testimony has been made and is presently being reviewed to determine what 
.action should be taken* 

RECOMMEIfl)ATIOH: In view of this it is recommended that consideration 
of any commendatory action, for these, .agents be held in abeyance until a filial 
decision has been reached regarding their previous testimony© 
«I agree*," J«P**M. "OoK.* To 

All of 'the three foregoing agents have been specifically mentioned by 
SAC Scheidt for their excellent investigative and surveillance * work as well as 
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* It is also recommended that letters' of commendation go forward 
to SACs Soheidt and Hottel for the outstanding T?ork performed by their 
respective' offices on this case© 
«I agree*" J*P*M "0*Kc n ?.' 

Files of all the employees mentioned in this memorandum have been 
reviewed and contain no* information that TOuld make the commendation of 
these employees objectionalbe d 

"I concur in all of Tolson^s recommendations * tt Ho 

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FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 



March lo; 1#0 

'fccNirnaraiAL 



Director,, FBI 



REs JUDITH COPLON - 

VALENTINE A. GUB.TTCHEV 
-, ESPIONAGE r- R, - • 




Dear Sir? 



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This is a confirmation of the telephone .call to the Bureau of March 
9th recommending letters' of commendation for the following personnel in 
view of their investigation, and testimony in the case involving JUDITH 
GOPLON and VALENTINE A GUBITCHEV:* 



I- Assigned Phoenix 
~ Washington Pield monitor of microphone in COPLON'S office j testified 
extensively in pre-trial hearing and actual trial in New York* Made Excel- 
lent impression© 

| ^an H; Belmont?) t Assigned Bureau 

* l ~^~ "ASAC, New York Office, 'of division handling instant case. Testified 
extensively in pre-trial hearing involving critical points* Subjected to 
detailed cross, examination* Made excellent impression* Particiapted in 
investigation and direction of- case "prior to and during trial • 

Richard E* Brennan,- Assigned New York 

Testified extensively at .pre-trial* hearing and during trial. Subjected 
to detailed cross examination. Made very creditable impression*. His 
surveillance work was outstanding and conducted considerable investigation in 
this case^ Testified, to several critical and important ppints* in/this' case 



|- Assigned New, York 

Testified at trial,, made very favorable impression* His surveillance 



"work in connection ,with this case considered outstanding 



-> Assigned New York ~ Stenographer ^ * 






Tes tilled at trial* Subjected' to considerable cross examination* Stood 
up well and made a most v fayorable impression* Participated iri surveillance* 

Kenneth f» .Delavigne - Assigned Washington Field 

- "Supervisor, WFO, during investigation this case* Testified pre-trial to 
some very critical points* Made^ excellent impresssion and was, subjected to 
lengthy cross examination* 



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I L- Assigned Washington Held 

Monitor - of WFO taps in this case 'Correlated material for submission to 
court* 'Testified at pre-trial\hearing<> Made creditable, ;iihpressiohv 

' Howard B» Fletcher, - Assigned Washington .Field, 

"" ~ Testified several times at pre-triaL hearing and during trial to critical 
phases of this /case Made an .excellent impression and was .subjecte^/to;* very, 
lengthy and 'vicious cross examination,, . ^ 



i - Assigned New. York 
- - - ied several times during both the pre-trial and .the, trial e 
.Subjected to, very lengthy cross_ examination, concerning, critical phases, of this 
.case* "Made; an excellent impression, participated in crucial surveillances v 

Robert R P . Granville' - Assigned' New York. - ■ , 

,Supervisqr> New;York Of fice/ of ;section ^handling this case during the 
investigation; and. both trials; Testified several times, during pre-trial and * 
trial^concerning crucial points of the. casV and ,made excellent imprefesionc 
Participated' in surveillance v and 'apprehended ;COPLON : and GU£ITCHEV«! 



*-- Assigned Ne^Yorfr 



'\ , . \ Testified on two* separate occasions .during 4 triali v Subjected to 
detailed cross examination/ Handled 'himself excee^ngiy well and. made most 
creditable impression ♦ Participated in all ^surveillances > on crucial »days 
during investigation o + >.'**"'"_ 

I ~l r Assigned/ffasjiington Field : . ( *feo<*J 

-.- - : ; - Testified during trials Subj ected "to, . cross - examination* $$&$, very 
. favorable impression Conducted investigation of feiV matter iti 'SSaiS^gtono' ' 

Robert J lamphere r -Assigned Bureau H \ $&£&$** 

•*fi£T~ * Testified at; pre-trial hearing and trial, to crucial" p^int? 4 in this 
case* Handled himself well arid made excellent impression pfi^Snd^'.^ 

Robert B» Leonard - Assigned Washington Field 

WFO. monitor,, "Testified during pre-^rial hearing^ supervised and 
played back discs for Counsel and. Judge Ryan* ' Handled himself -well and : made 
favorable impression* , < * 



V Assigned New York -- Chief Clerk 

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\ Testiried [ pre-trial" and: trialo ptde most favorable impression,, 
handled herself well on the; witness^ stand. Participated in an important 
w surveillance during investigation' this case <> ^ 

' John'.F.; Malley - Assigned San t Juan 

' Testified at trails subjected to lengthy cross examination Made 
excellent impression. Participated in all important surveillances .and handled 
tttese assignments in outstanding maimer. 



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Thomas", J* McAndrews - Assigned New York 

~ ! Testified pre r trial hearing and trial to crucial points of this case* 
Subjected to lengthy cross examination. Made excellent impression* Participated 
in one^ important surveillance and in the interview of GUBITCHEV*, 



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: ' Testified pre-trial and trial e Made very creditiable impression on 
witness stand. Participated in physical surveillances and did an excellent job* 

I I t. Assigned Washington Field 

This case assigned to SA.Mendenhall in Washington* Participated in 
extensive investigation and surveillances of subject COPIONo Testified during 
pre-trial and subjected to lengthy cross examination* Made very favorable 
•impression* 

I "j- Assigned New York 

' : Case assigned, to SA Miller, New York. Performed outstanding jbb in 
investigation,* correlation of entire matter. Testified at pre-triel hearing 
and during trial to many crucial phases of this case. His demeanor, appearance 
and testimony-were^excellerit* -Participated jin alljsurv^illances^ on crucial dates 



]- Assigned N ew York 



" Testified- at :pre-trial hearing and trial* Made very favorable impression* 
This agent testified to 'and participated in one of the most Crucial phases" of the 
physical surveillance- on March h, 19h% * 



~|- Assipn ^-WaftMn<ff.^ Field 
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Testified during trial to serving search warrant and seizure, bf COPIOUS 
typewriter. Was a creditable withess; not subject to cross examination* 



- Washington Field . 
Testified at pre-trial hearing* Subjected to extensive cross examination. 
Made a most -favorable impression. Participated in physical surveillances of COPION » 
and investigation of this, case in Washington* 

I I* Assigned New York 

"\ '[ Testified pre-trial and trial* Subjected to very lengthy cross examination 
concerning .crucial phases of this case* Made a most favorable impression. Partic- 
ipated in all important surveillances'. His work during these surveillances outr * 
standing* 



j- Assigned New York -_ Translator 
Testified during pre-trial, hearing to* destruction, of records* Was excel- 



lent witness and* was subjected to detailed; cross examination* 



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xesViied. during trail* Made creditable ;impressionv Participated in 



surveillance of March U, 19h9o His surveillance work outstanding* 



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considerable cross examination. Handled himself well on the witness stand* 

I |- Assigned.Omaha 

Testified at pre-trial hearing and trial^ Subjected to, lengthy -cross 
examination. Made a creditable impression* Participated in surveillance of 
March 1», 19h?o 

Robert J». MfthyT- Assigned New York 

" ~ : Testified at pre-trial hearing and trial to crucial phases of this 
; investigation ♦ Subjected to lengthy cross -examination* Made excellent impression 
"Participated in important surveillances of this case and the (KJBITCHEV"phases of, 

this investigation were assigned to this agent* 



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Frederick's* Webb r Assigned FBI Laboratory - 

* \[ Furnished .expert, testimony regarding documents at trial;; made 3n 
-excellent impression* Not subject to* cross examination *, , ' -' 

I "I- Assigned New York — __ _ 

' Testified; at trail, subjected' to considerable^ cross-eixaniinationj made 
very favorable impression. Participated in physical surveillance of March 1|, 19li9« 

* As stated heretofore, it is the recommendation of this office that - 
-letters of commendation be directed to the above .m&ntioned employees who played an 
important part in the successful investigation ancl conviction o£ the, subjects, of 
this case for violating the espionage laws of the United States*, 

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J- /jdt/e carefully considered all of the fatts 
presented to v.e &ith regard to the recent preparation of 
t-jo tieaorandQ for %k$ Assistant to the Attorney Oeneralj, 
furnishing inform-hion. which vsaa in tho Groan's posses-* 
sion concerning (teen lat-binore* 

Jtn the. first place, had the original nexorandm 
been pfopctly prepared and adequately .supervised i»y' you. 
$»*££ uquld have been no n£ed for a second eotexuhiewtfon 
to the tepart&ent* I can see no valid reason why -the addi~ 
tional information; tAieh it Kas' found ncacmary to in- 
corporate in the supplCKetttal zeaorw&m^h^npt iftfofAihcd 
the lepartnent at the outaetj inasnuch cta^aj' rehired She 
ejctreno importance of the tiatt$f as cell as vty£csirc -that 
the rzenotanduz, he gpaplote* >"~ — *•**-■--— — - 




1ft addition* a conclusion on the pari of the 
Mureau vas included and this wis a clear itransgrehnien^ 
the Kell-CMtablished policy af this turcau uUcfi is *tf- fact- 
finding conization* Even zfrch an attehpt c&H nadir to -^- 
remedy -the inadequacy Of the original cc^unickttofr by $&$_ 
QMvtxission of a supplcnen$al tier.orandunj this* doauxentj tea* 
kus preparea and approved by the £e#urm^MM;m*P£%h-*tu;0- 
glaring errors uhich. must have been ohvipuc ta, any per am 
reading t!ie ®enorandm uhe has kept abreast of t1\(? netes dur~ 
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executives t6&hoH gaiter? a/ sue/* i$par*a»c& aa $$?<$ are 
$#le#a*ed &£2l gee ito '*- $jt that %h$ as&;0i%erite are handled 
in an entirely proper manner with no resulting euMptasorMHt 
to the £uroan* ?h$kefor'c, y#u nu,st tafte the necessary uc0q^ 

uree to insure againet <xny further ouch f dilutes in the 
future* 0txd if you are unable to do thix* other adikiniotra* 
tive acttfon may he required*, 

Very $rnly yours^ 

tfohn E&gfrf Boou&r* 
Director 



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DECLASSIFICATION 
AUTHORITY DERIVED FIOM: 
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CATTON GUIDE 



ALL INFORMATION CONTAIHED 
HEREIN 15 UNCLASSIFIED EXCEPT 
HERE SHOWN OTHEPWISE 



STAND/tRO rOfJll NO, 64 






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THE DIRECTOR 
Mr. D. ]A 



subject: OREK UITIDRE «/ 



ESFI01UGE - B 



• ; UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 

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To obtain your authorization to transmit the attached ^&l/&*#***$ 
memorandum to Peyton Ford containing supplemental information to that 
furnished him in a memorandum of March 22, 1950, in the above-captioned 
case* 



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, iThe original memorandum of March 22, IQSry was prepared by 
I the supervisor on tfie Chinese Communist desk* The 



information Contained in the supplemental memorandum referred to pertains 
to material that is cont ained in files at the Bureau. 

The memorandum to tne Department of March 22. 195k was jarepared 
with the view of briefly furnishing pertinent l aamtton ^n our Hie s 
bearing on the espionage allegations against Lattlmore* The mgaorancium 
prepared, fgr the Director o n March 23, furnished additional infoBnation" " 
believed pertinent as a result of disclosures by Senator McCarthy, particularly 
us allegation that FBI Agents had fpUgrgd Soviet agents to lattinm's 

The Brief being prepared will \pe in detail and te complete as 
possible considering the voluminous nature of this file and its references. 



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Specific items of inf omation were not previously submitted to tte 
tiprta£t toVmX+imw j 67 ; / ^ f — „ J Q ? ^ 

; Tha original memorandum of March 22, 1950, ^x^SMii^^SSSSr'"'^ 
to the effect that%* Jessup as Ambassaoor-at-Large fpr thej>tate r J^ 

Department had written to Lattlmore asking for ^ttimore's , ^JnS^iiSn' i9 ^ A '* w 
on the objectives of United States policy arid methods jto fte'iemployed ^ 

in the Far East* Dr# Jessup's letter was in connection with msAappointment 
as a member of the Advisory Committee to the State Department to, .review the 
situation in China and^Central Asia* The letter was fomriedJromJ&tiaore 
by Lattlmore' s secrelar^ Margery McKty to Lattlmore who was then 
Vennont, and had been obialned^frcun a mail cover on all incoming 
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The correspondence between Lattimore, his father, and Mauiy 
Maverick, as well as the two references from the technical surveillances 
wherein Jessup's name was mentioned were regarded merely as further 
evidence that Jessup was then known to Lattimore and it was felt that 
this evidence adaea nothing to the information already furnished to the 
Department* 



foe original memorandum of March 22, 1V50, to the Department pointed 
out that lattimore nad been a member of the Editorial Board of Amerasia and it wa 
indicated that Philip F. Jaffe, editor of Amerasia, had been convicted in 
connection with the toerasia Case and that Roth, who had also been arrested in 
this matter, was a known associate of Lattimore and at least on one occasion 
was known to have spent tne night at Lattimore 's nome. The specific 
references to the surveillance of Jtdy 2, 1945, and the surveillances 
of Jane 2 and JUne 3, 1945, were contained in the Amerasia file and 
was developed as a result of a specific effort to obtain lnforaation 
relating to associates of Lattimore in connection with Senator McCartny's 
charge contained in the Hfeshington "Evening Star« of Wednesday, March 22, 
1950, that "FBI Agents trailed four Soviet spy suspects to contacts 
with an American they accused of heading an espionage ring." Inasmuch as 
Roto and Jaffe were alreaty known to have been associates of Lattimore 
and information of that effect was included in the memorandum to the Department; 
no particular significance was attached to the information obtained from this 
/ surveillance until the time that Senator McCarthy's charges were made public, 
/ which were not known at the time that the memorandum to the Department ywas \U 

The reference relating to Anna Louise Strong was known but inasmucp as 
she has been widely publicized as an expert on the Far East who would nave noraal 
contacts with Owen Lattimore because of tneir mutual interests in the problems 
of the Far East, tne contact was not deemed to be of sufficient significance, 
to include in the summary memorandum to tne Department* 

The lnforaation that Lattimore had been- contacted by Richard 
Iauterbach was known and had been obtained as a result of a technical 
surveillance on Lattimore's home at Ruxton, Maryland. This lnforaati on was v 
not included in tte memorandum to the Department due to the fant tmt\ 




r i 1 Referral/Consult 

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fact that the informatton in this meaorandM Ws^ib Department would 
ail probability reach persons in the D epartment who sho uld have no 
knowledge of infonnation obtained ttirough | 





The infonnation relating to the naming of Joseph Barnes with 
Owen Lattimow by Bercine as Americans working for the Soviets in China 
was originally included in the memorandum to the Department but was 
deleted because no significance was attached to including the name 
of the other individual insofar as the allegation on Lattimore was 
concerned. The references to the fact that Lattimore stayed' over night 
at the home of Barnes on Jbne 27. 1949, was inadvertently overlooked 
IS preparing this memorandum in question* 

ADDENDUM -- March 24\^195l * 

A tickler copy of the memorandum to you dated March 23 
with the additional data was furnished to Mr. Peyton Ford prior 
(to 'the meeting this morning and he said that it would be read 
with the other memorandum. He left out the references to the 
technical and mail cover. After reading it he stated he could not 
see that this added anything to the memorandum originally furnished 
to the Attorney General. 






D, M. Ladd 




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STANDARD FORM NO. 64 



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date: March 27, 1950 



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re Owen Lattimore 




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fladd, %lmnt and myself checked the brief 

and appendices thdi were/ completed late yesterday afternoon 
following an extensive file review, with the summary memoranda 
sent to Peyton Ford on March 22, and the two supplemental 
memoranda sent to Peyton Ford and the Attorney General on Marcin 

As far as summarising the information in our files $ the 
three memoranda sent to the Department are basically sound. Obvi 
ously, in a total of IS pages, 11 for the first memorandum to 
Peyton Ford and four for the tw supplemental memoranda, it was 
not noflfiiU g to aft forth the da ta Jaipur fi les in the detail that 



was set forth in the 38-page brief prepared yesterday and the 
101-page appendix* 

As an illustration, in the memorandum to Peyton Ford on 
March 22, two paragraphs are devoted to the Amerasia case* Several 
pages are devoted to the Amerasia case in the brief and appendix; 
however, what was important was to Mow Lattimore' s connections 
with Amerasia. That is in the material gofai ...... 4 

167-390^-3^5 

Secondly, Lattimore, traveling §roundrthe~country-as™hr ? 
has, has had literally hundreds of contact's, i&nf ^tahiah hawteeji 
questionable* -AH of his contacts and associate sjarenii set-forthl 
in the Mef^For example, Sir Bernard Pa^es^pro-Soviet, a BrUis^e 
spoke io lattimore, at which time Lattimore ashed^'^^mt^meboiii 
to head the Russian department at Johns Hopkins. ^Lattimore tad 

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several contacts with David Vahl* 

Adler, Professor John Jairban^, 

Ella Winter, Carl Green, «# are 

These are not in the memoranda to the iepartntent but 

that this is ir^nu wy>a<tefect*r /] » - ^.. ■ , 

^^»>^ yttUt > u% $/ 
^Likewise, 'in flie steWranda $p ? /th« Department, membership 
or affiliations! wify orjoniwtWae ■deoiareidU 
important^ other onshore set forth* We Mm^^ 

JbershiprfM example* M organisations suchW thejk^^mional 
Film Foundation, which handled pro-Soviet /u»a^n$TO^o roemfrer 
of the advisory council; however, thu falls is tthir + h * " n + Q«r\i 
of information that we do not even furnish d to the D&nartment 

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The memorandum to Peyton Ford dated March 24, referring 
to contacts Lattimore had with Maury Maverick, lists two dates— 
September 6, 1945, and September 3, 1945. This is a typographical 
error and the dates should be September 6. 1949. and September 3 { 
J94^ Mr. Belmont has req uested a memorandum of explanation. 



Supervisor ] {was responsible, and it should be 06- 

served that he vidrked all Friday night, Saturday, Saturday night 
and did not leave here until late last evening. 







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March 24, 1950, In this »atter *J^^ ^tJie attorney General ~ 
Beoorandum dated March ??, TWO, fnrnmneo . ^^ ^e^randum dated 

ciplinary action." 

to Mr. Peyton Ford wrier ^ated of Marc h22, 195 o^^ ^ ^ received 

should be njjed that ?*•' ^gg*^ eSenfive Investigation has been oon- 
oonoerning tattimore, ^ ' 1 *™ n S a *^ e i t date, (taring »"-<* tine his 
ducted between March, 1949. and ^^IT^ngibie evidence has been un- 
activities have been ^^ SrSxegltionl or to iiriicate mat he is 
covered to djSte to corroborate ^^ff*^,,^ ^ ta ft, nature of a 

SSS^SKK Sf2S-1-J2— in a — a-— -^ 
Attorney General. \ B7~J i ?J£°J=L±£-J~L. 

It is also noted ^^^^^^^^^^^1^ 
nemoranAm to Mr. Peyton Ford, <*<*•"££?£ ^ e hrllteW***?* 
Incorrect and needed changing. .^^"S-a^as a typograjaiioaiUerrOT- and^n— " 
^^0^ dated^rch^ Wfcj"^. fJTrney Gghe^^U 

S^bel^X .s.-orand™. UbM^A^ 

tTIOH : RKQpW 80 

, tt is receded that a I gtter ^^^ ^"on In tfafSies 

I " I f his fallnrs to jf^^^fef ^elusion of the abov^. ft 

tt^hsrSTZ ref^TalSno^fon, oon^aryj J. Bnrean Agp 




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£ s the responsibility of Agent 



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,, +>,*+ a letter of censure be sent to me In ftfojf?*'"' 
I likewisereco^end ^^..S^aSjHffi 



1* I likewise rw«i»»^ —* alT ¥ -«m*nalb± l iity"to see that the ^ T^M 6 " 

i ( view of the fact that it is ^^^E gp£5d* n I approved th^randa 

^ Director's instructions are carried out, prv^ ^ ^^J^^u^-Ot- - ^ ^r- 

V- as submitted. . - t7l6? /act 'tftaii'J -also 

- .JC AHB:*lc:mer t ? at a let ter of censur e oe directed to »«y^; ff\%*/??6r,- 



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STANDARD FORM NO. 64 



Office Memorandum 



UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 



to ; Jfta Lireotor 
from : i, B.hiichols 

SUBJECT: 



date: mroh 87, 1950 








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With reference to the memorandum that went to Peyton 
Ford on March 88, paragraph three (h page 3 reads as follows: 

"It should be noted that other allegations along 
a similar vein have been received concerning Lat&nore, 
but although an extensive investigation has been con- 
ducted between March, 1949 and the present date, durin 
which time his activities have been closely followed, 
no tangible evidence has been uncovered to date to 
corroborate the allegations or to indicate that he is 
involved in espionage activity," 

I advised MessrULadd cndfeelmont of your concern and in 
response to your request for an explanation, both state that while 
the contents of this paragraph are correct as of the present date 
and this was set forth as a statement of fact; nevertheless, they, 
beyond this, have no other explanation. Both are fully cognisant 
of the ramifications of this paragraph and both say they will be 
on the alert to avoid a repetition in the f^^r 

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* Standard Form No. 51 

August 1946 
> XLS, CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 

DECLASSIFICATION AUTHORITY DERIU 



FRO 
FBI AUTOMATIC DECLASSIFICATION GUIDE 
DATE 09~Z1-Z010 





^""REPORT OF 
EFFICIEN 




Form approved. 

Budget Bureau No. 50-R012.3. 



1STRATIVE-UNOFFICIAL ( ) 

OFFICIAL: 

REGULAR ( ) SPECIAL ( ) 

PROBATIONAL ( ) 



■Pril__ljl9_k9i« March 31, 1950 



As of .Mdrch*3lA.J.95° based on performa^ 

_ALAN H. BELMONT ASSISTANT SPEC IAL AGENT IN CHARGE, $9kOOj CA F-llj. 

,- - (Namo of employeo) ,(iS2o of position, servi»i"raid grade) ~ ~ ~ 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 



(Organization— Indicate bureau, division, section, unit, field station) 



ON LINES BELOW 
MARK EMPLOYEE 

V if adequate 

— if weak 

+ if outstanding 



1. Study the instructions in the Eating Official's Guide, C. S. C. Form 

No. 3823A. 

2. Underline the elements which are especially important in the position. 

3. Rate only on elements pertinent to the position. 

a. Do not rate on elements in italics except for employees in admin- 

istrative, supervisory, or planning positions. 

b. Rate administrative, supervisory, and planning functions on 

elements in italics. 



CHECK ONE: 

Administrative, 
supervisory, or 
planning. 

All others™ 






(1) Maintenance of equipment, tools, instruments. 

(2) Mechanical skill. 

_±. v (3) Skill in the application of techniques and pro- 
cedures. 

_- ((4) Presentability of work (appropriateness of ar- 
rangement and appearance of work). 

-jfc- f(5) Attention to broad phases of assignments. 

„ i_ '((>)! Attention to pertinent detail. 

i(7) Accuracy of operations. 

_rt- (8) Accuracy of final results. ^ 

— jfc. (?) Accuracy of judgments or decisions. 

-dZ.(10) Effectiveness in presenting ideas or facts. 

-±-(11) Industry* 

J±L(12) Rate of progress on or completion of assign- 
ments. 

-Zfc-(13X Amount of acceptable work produced. (Is mark 
based on production records? ..) 

._ (Yes or no) 

— jC-(14) Ability to organize his work. 

-J±L(15), Effectiveness in meeting^and dealing _with 
others. / ^ 

-Zt'(16) Cooperativeness. ^ 

-£.(17) Initiative. . ...... 

— il(18) Resourcefulness. 

. .^T (19) Dependability. 

-JT. (20) Physical fitness for the work. 










(21) Effectiveness in planning broad programs. 

(22) Effectiveness in adapting the work program to 

broader or related programs. 

(23) Effectiveness in devising procedures. 

(24) Effectiveness in laying out work and establish' 

ing standards of performance for subordi- 
nates. 

£25) Effectiveness in directing, reviewing, and check- 
ing the work of subordinates. 

(26) Effectiveness in instructing, training, and 

developing subordinates in the work. 

(27) Effectiveness in promoting high working morale. 

(28) Effectiveness in determining^ space, personnel, 

and equipment needs. 

(29) Effectiveness in setting and obtaining adher- 

ence to time limits and deadlines. 

(SO) Ability to^mke decisions. 

£81) Efffcttivp&gP* in delegating clearly defined 
j. * W^boniy to r acU 

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Adjecti 
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Plus marks on all underlined elements, and check marks or better on all 

other elements rated - — ----- ....... ----- «- Excellent 

Check marks or better on all elements rated, and plus marks on at least 

half of the underlined elements . . — - — Very Gooi 

Check marks or better on a majority of underlined elements, and all weak 

performance overci&mpensated by outstanding performance Good 

Check marks or better on a majority of underlined elements, and all weak 

performance no£ overcompensated by outstanding performance Fair 

Minus marks oorat least half of the underlined elements Unsati 




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Reviewed b; 

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ALAN H. BELMONT 
ASSISTANT SPECIAL AGENT IN CHARGE 
CAF-llj.. ~- $9^00- PER ANNUM 



This is the annual, efficiency report on Assistant 
Special Agent in Charge Alan H* Belmont^ and it will also serve as 
the efficiency report due in connection with his transfer from the 
New York office to the Bureau* 

Throughout th9 rating period, and until he reported to the 
Bureau on February 27, 1950, Mr* Belmont served as Assistant Special m 
Agent in Charge of Division I of the New York, office, \4iich is the \ u ' 
Division vhich handles major cases as well as all security matters 
including Communis.t .cases and Russian espionage, the /STJTECTJsectionj 
and other matters* Mr» Belmont had six Supervisors under his 
direction, the work of Division I being divided into six sections* 
H had under his immediate direction somb of the most important 
cases being handled by the Bureau* including the prosecution of the 
Communist Party leadership, the Hiss case, and the Coplon-Gubitcliev 
case* 

Mr* Belmont handled his inqportant duties and responsibilities 
in an exceptionally outstanding, manner* He maltes an excellent perscnal 
appearance, possesses a splendid personality, dresses neatly, and 
exercises initiative, resourcefulness,, force, and aggressiveness 
in a very outstanding manner* Be is a very capable dictator and. 
operates an automobile properly. Hie has shown exceptional ability 
both in< handling and supervising dangerous assignments aid In 
supervising matters pertaining to physical surveillances and difficult 
and .complicated investigations. The same is true of his ability 
to supervise report writing matters* 

Mr* Belmont: has always made a splendid impression in his 
cpntacts with law enforcement officials and others and has the ability 
to organize investigations and to accept and discharge responsibilities 
without supervision* He is in excellent physical condition* He males 
an, excellent witness and testified in an outstanding manner when sub- 
jected to vigorous cross-examination in hearings in the Coplon-Gubitchev 
case. He is available for any special or general assignment on which 
the Bureau may desire to use him* 

Mr* Belmont commanded the respect of personnel working under 
him and demonstrated that he possesses the quality of leadership* He 
has shown that he possesses common sense and judgment and! the ability 
to analyze difficult and complicated matters, I "feel, that in all 
respects his performance as Assistant Special Agent in ;Charge was higaiy 
satisfactory* He is a very hard worker and possesses keen enthusiasm* 

At all times he has demonstrated that he h^s the Bu^eau|j3 best interests 





at heart* He is in all respects qualified to handle important 
responsibilities, and I consider him one of the most capable men in 
the Bureau 1 s service* 




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report submitted an ipocial Aj>r.t Supervisor I I 

% ^<M|. £c;;nrich t&Z approved by you. In trdd report, 
fijcnt l | *as rated aa iXcbllcat. However, in, view .of the 

fact that ho rras censured and placed on probation durins the 
c^ont rating period because of bis unsatipfactory haadlins 
of an, espionages i case tfhichr nos. under lid supervision -and inao- 
cuokW he rosined, In (ti probationary etatu3 for a Cvnsidorablo 
portion, of tho, rating >criod> tho Ihsreau Cannot concur in. the 
ioccollent rating .afforded hit* and, aoeordlnfft ry -it i& b oinj 

reduced to Very Good. You. ahould infom AffKft l _ l ofLthis - --, --» 

action,, aa *ell as tho rcaoon *J»$M * ***"} ' — fLjJpB rJ£&? 

It is apparent that au fficiont cp natdojfetien wad not. 
£jivca to tho evaluation of Asegtt ] I servico$ Jp*g$|&oa 

tbn with the. ahovo-aontionod efficiency report dnm&g^d^ 
ia dcaircd that in tho future you should excrcibo -cr^atcr^aeo 
In coiinooti-jri with the preparation and approval: <& 




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occasion to brin^ audit a eafttw to yotff attor.tion^ £* 



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Dear Mr. Hoover: 



Q&e exemplary conduct of the many Special Agents 
.v and .other personnel of the Federal Bureau of Investigation 

^j^ , who testified throughout the lengthy preliminary hearings 

-^ m and during the trial of the recent case >of United' States v. 

^\, Judith Coploir and Valentine A. Qubitchev, is worthy of* my 

— ^ * most wholeheiaf ted commendation. 



1- lb an even greater degree than ^during the District 

of - Columbia prosecution, these ladies and gentlemen were 
^ called upon to testify under most- trying circumstances and, 

S-by Virtue of the harassing and frequently unprincipled 
— — ; ^conduct of -defense coi^sel>~were sub jected^to a* ~type~of ' „~ 
cross-examination calling for the utmost in alertness, ; 
1 ^ sagacity and- self-control. Without exception all Federal 
y "-* **" \i "Bureau; of Investigation personnel who testified in the case 
V , r^frid so i^: a manner which : reflects great credit upon them- 
^ selves 'and upon* the organization which they serve. 

In.'- '.addition to those who appeared as witnesses; 
m there were *many special agents and other employees, of the 

w - Bureau who, by their work during the course of the investi- 
p .gation and during the trial, Contributed substantially to 

^ the successful conclusion of the case, and whose efforts 

< should riot go unheeded,. 

£j * Without intending, by comparison, to detract from the 

contribution of anyone,, it behooves/me to stress the out- 

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efforts of Messrs. /Alan, H. Belmont,/ Robert R. Granville, 
and. T. Scott Miller of the New York Division, arid Messrs. " 
Howard B. Fletcher, Leo L. Laughlin arid Robert J. Lamphere 
of the Washihgtpn, D. C. Headquarters and Field Office. 

I desire, also to parti cularly commend the vork of 

Messrs . | [ Richard E. B renriari, | | * 

I I Led J. G authier, T. J. McAndrevsJ ~\ 



John F. Malley, \ 
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Edward F. McCarthy, 




[ Robert J c . 
John R. Murphy, John J. Ward, 



Delavign e arid[ 
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Others who- testified during, the preliminary proceed- 
ings, ea ch of whom dese rves a special measure of recognition, 
are Mrs . | [ Miss| |and Messrs. 



[ Vincent J. Ascherl, William C. 
Hendrick s, Ariatole ?■ A. Boguslav> Robert Broder ickJ I 

[ Johnnie W. Ifrer, M ichael G. Leonard, I \ 

\* Lester 6. GallaherJ I 



► William C, Martin, [ 
, Joseph P. -McNulty, \ 



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Rust, John W. Shindoler,,[ 



\ Allen F. 



Leonard 1 , L 



J and Arthur v Avignone . 



] Robert E. 



In conclusion, permit me to congratulate you and the 
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the cooperation of every member of the Bureau who was 
connected with this case. 

Sincerely, * 



/s/ James M. Mcinerney 



Honorable J. Edgar Hoover 
Director, Federal Bureau of 

Investigation 
Washington, D. C. 



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DATE? February 14, 3-950 



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Reference is made- tp Baltimore letter dated January 24, 
19f?Q, and Ne^ Xor)c letter dated January 27, 1950, which :*rere referred 
to the Espionage Section o£ the Security Division for appropriate 
comment with respect to i#ie participation of certian special agents 
in the investigation of ihe Jaham Case* JChe Baltimore, and New York 
letters #re attached* 

Thq Espionage Section agrees, with tfee recommendation triade b$ 
the SAC ojf the J^tijaojcet and Netf York Office ?rith respect to the activities 
of the agents n&nias in the attached letter. 

With reference, to the Rew York letter, the Espionage Section rocpsniends 
that,ASAC|A. H* Belmont *receiYS £ letter of commendation for the excellent manner 
in which he" handled^ his duties in this; pase. 



Attachments 
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Standard Form No. 51, Re*. 

Approved Dec. 1943 

C. S. C. Dept. Cir. No. 453 



REPORT OF 

EFFICIENCY RATING 



Form approved 
Budget Bureau No. 50-R012. 
Approval expires Mar. 30, 1945. 



ADMINISTRATIVE-UNOFFICIAL < y 

OFFICIAL: rt/0_nn»/ 

REGULAR ( ) SPECIAL ( OUjl/ay 

JPROBATIONAL or TRIAL PERIOD < > 



As of May 19 3 _ 1950 has^nn performance during period from £s£.f.^ 2Z±~ i £5Ao Aj>£k2 m „§Z.+. m J*3J>0 

(Name of employee) j (Title of posttionrservice. and grader 

' (Organization—Indicate bureau, division; section, unit, field station* 



ON LINES BELOW 
MARK EMPLOYEE 

V if adequate 

— if weak 

+ if outstanding 



1. Study the instructions in the Rating Official's Guide, C. S. C. Form 

No. 3823A. ,,.,« 

2. Underline the elements which are especially important in the position. 

3. Hate only on elements pertinent to the position. m 

a. Do not rate on elements in italics except for employees in admin- 
istrative, supervisory, or planning positions. 

6. Rate administrative,, supervisory, and planning functions on 
elements in italics. 



CHECK ONE: 

Administrative, 
supervisory, or 
planning........ 

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.„— *(1)- Maintenance^ equipment, tools, instruments. 

jl (2) Mechanical skill. 

— Z2T,(3) Skill in the application of techniques and pro-, 
cedures. 

(4) Presentability of work (appropriateness of ar- 
rangement and appearance of work) . 

„.2t (5) Attention to broad phases of assignments. 

^.:£" (6) Attention to pertinent detail.* 

(7) Accuracy of operations. 

-..c^r (8) Accuracy of final results. - 

...:£ (9) Accuracy of judgments or decisions. 

„.±.(10) Effectiveness in presenting ideas or facts. 

...-£.(11) Industry. 

„at(12) Rate of progress on or completion of assign- 
ments. 

..±-(13) Amount of acceptable work produced. (Is mark 
based on production records? .—.«.„.-«-) 

' {Yes or no) 

.^t.(14) Ability to organizeliis work. 
„}t.(i5) Effectiveness In meeting, and dealing with 
others. 

„2fh ( 16) Cooperativeness. 

-..7fr(17) Initiative. 

~Zfc:(lS\ Resourcefulness. 

..^T?19) Dependability. 

„2tl (20) Physical fitness for the work. 



..^£. (21) Effectiveness in planning broad pro grams, 
7..3f: (22) Effectiveness" in adapting the work program to 

-broader or related programs. 
-.:£._ (2$) Effectiveness in devising procedures. ^ 

„_?b (24) Effectiveness in laying out work and establish* 
ing standards of performance for subordi- 
nates. 

„-£l- (25) Effectiveness in directing t reviewing, and check* 
tng the work of subordiriates. 

Jdz. (26) Effectiveness in instructing, training, and 
developing subordinates in the work. 

^ m , (27) Effectiveness in promoting high working morale. 
-s£.. (28) Effectiveness -in determining space, personnel, 

and equipment needs. 
„™ (29) Effectiveness >in setting and obtaining adher- 

'' . ence 'to time limits and deadlines. 
„jt, (SO) Ability to make decisions. 

LvL. (Si) Effectiveness in delegating clearly defined 1 
authority to act. 






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Plus marks onfall underlined elements, and no^rnihus maYk 
Plus marks on at least half of the underlined elements, and in 

Check marks or better on a majority; of underlined elements, and any 
mjHus marks overcbmpensatedbjr plus marks ,« .......... <*ood 

Chedainarks or better on a majority of underlined elements, and minus 
marks not overcpmp*ehsa,ted:by Jlus^marks.. .--- .<....«..„..» 

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ALAN H. BELMONT 
INSPECTOR IN CHARGE 
SECURITY DIVISION 
GS 14 $9400 
EOD SOG 2-27-50 
EOD BUREAU 11-30-36 

Mr. Belmont has been Inspector in Charge of the 
Security Division since February 27 > 1950. He has taken hold 
of his duties at the Seat of Government very rapidly and has very 
satisfactorily handled the operations of the Security Division 
during the short period of time he has been in charge. 

He makes an excellent personal appearance and has a 
splendid personality. He is exceptionally interested in his 
work and proceeds with each assignment or investigation with a 
maximum of enthusiasm. He demonstrates "that he has the quality 
of leadership and is able tc adequately direct tfte activities' 
of the supervisors in the various fields of investigative effort. 

By letter- dated March 30 s 1950^ Mr. Belmont was 
censured with regard to the preparation of two memoranda for 
The Assistant to the Attorney General in connection with the 
case of Owen Lattimore for failure to see that the memoranda 
were complete and adequate. 



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Federal Eureau of Investigation 
United States VepartKcnt of Justice 
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The? swecass attained in affecting the 
identification* apprehension and; confession of Barry 
Gold to* gf CQur$e+ v;el£ Ifznovzn to ma and I vould be 
rentes if I did not express r,y personal ccanen&ation 
and gratitude to you for the highly efficient r&nncr 
in vhich you handled the 6ver~all supervision of this 
case* 

The general Gnthv&iasz* &na $$al mith xliQh 
the cnployzes under your supervision carried out their 
assignments are a tribute to the capable nanner in which 
j/oU are discharging your responsibilities. You should 
feel justly proud of the results attained in thig case* 



Since ralUjr- 



Kd£*u? HqO' 



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from s h. I* SimriM)/ 

subject: letters of Commendation and 

Meritorious Increases in Salary 
HARRY SOLD; ESPIONAGE - R Case. 



By memorandum to Mr. iadd datedt)6-S-50 #r. Belmont, has 
recommended that Special Agents T. Scott Miller and McharMBrennatir*- 
be afforded meritorious increases in salary for their outstanding **• 
irorK on the captioned case. Mr. Belmont also recommended that Assist 
tant Director g. R.ICUqq* Special Agents, Robert J.jlmtheje, Ern est 




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tforrt&flarzenstetrt be commended by letter for their won on this case, 
Mr. Laad concurred* 

Mr. Belmont also advised that he would recommend that SAGn* 
Cornelius be sent a letter 0/ commendation on this case in view of 
the fact he has given it to personal attention throughout, had handled 
the necessary contacts with Judge McGranery, the defense attorneys 
and USA Qleason in a very commendable manner, but for the fact that it 
was necessary to send htm a letter criticizing! the failure to send 
additional Agents to Gold's home to complete the search the day of his 
confession. Aside from this, Mr. Belmont advised, SAC Cornelius has 
handled the case in an excellent manner and has shown full recognition 
of the importance of the case and the necessity of Keeping the Bureau 



By my of background on theyeorfr 0/ SAs§f^toit Mltervnd^ 
flichard Brennan, Mr. Belmont advised ^that they he$e w&jgned io intw- 
view Gold in Philadelphia. They conducted the ' '■ "* fe -. - - - 
and skill, patiently and thoroughly going over 
activities for several days, Adroit questionli 



nf§ ft Iw irt tft " tenacity 
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his premises on 5-22-50 resulted in his confesmon oL^isiMol 
with Fuchs* They continued to intervieu? Gold s|gg|^^i" UJ ' 
gained his confidence to the point where he is c^^mlng ip furnish 
valuable in/ormatlon regarding espionage activities 1m the Mited States 
with which he is acquainted* FERMASEST BRIEFS OF TSEWmSmEL FILES; 

ARE ATTACHED* P : 

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Mr. Belmont has also strongp^ecbmmende^thai 
commendation ie t greeted to Mr. C. E.YHennrlch for his outstanding 
work on this easel and to SAWScheidif; , ' 

It is pointed out thatSA l [ who Ms been^ ■ 

recommended /or at letter 0/ commendatpri>#o*^ 
2-2k-50 for the unsatts/actbry^ prepard;tt#\.o^ 
Director concerning Ml Julius ftchs^i^ 
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regarding Fuch's arrival in the United States an d his subs equent 



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activities had been in the Bureau's possession. 

ordered transferred frtm the Security Si-vision ■ to Philadelphia; however, 

this transfer was cancelled in view of his previous excellent record 

a permanent brief or his file is attached. 



Mr, Belmont advises that Agent I I handled the super* 
vision of the investigation looking toward, the identification of Sold, 
lis enthusiasm and confiienoe in the successful outcome of the investiga- 
tion and his research and analysis, resulting finally in his recommenda- 
tion that effort be concentrated on Abraham Brotlman and his associates, , 
including Gold, resulted in the identification of Soli as Juch's African 
espionage contact. 

RECOMMENDATIONS: 



1, It is recommended that SAs T. Scott Miller and Richard j 
Brennan be afforded meritorious increases in salary for their outstand- ,/j 
ing work on this case* If you approve, the necessary papers are attached, j 

2, It is recomended that letters of cormndati on qo forward 
tn insistent director L ff. Cleoo. SAs Robert J, Lomphere. f 



approve, the appropriate letters are attached* 



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3. It is recommended that SAC Cornelius not be commended by 
letter in view of the criticism he has received on Ms case, 



m\^^^k^ It is recommended that SA \ | be removed 



'from, probation for his splendid worh on this case and that he be advtsed 
by letter the reason for his removal at this time, 

5« It is recomended that letters of commendation be directed 
to SAC Scheldt, Mr... A. Hjj^elmnt, and C. E, flennrich for their splendid 
work on this case, If youapprove, appropriate letters are attached. 



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I an czfre&cly cJScp,Zcacec? »t?.ar tne recent Zt&ity 
on. the. pert of the ^QmrMy division in failing to 4ishmer 
an error uhich && been contained in an inveotipfbtvi report 
of tu$_ Ziachinston Fioia Office prepared in 2065 in a xoiit 
isporttnt , espionage eacc« *.c you fc.wD, t\o discrepancy 
eoa firct brought to the suraan-'c attention ^y en official 
of ihg ^epcrtzen-!f of Justice cn& the Szrcex tec icon plcea 
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Ae? stated 3jv t&o predicating paragraph of \ho "i^orandra of 



ilZLzS ^^P ^!^ ^w^test *P #» ^qaute a rOliaMo conf idential 
"^"^Jning tha Jnt.at«na4-: ionaI -situation. nhla inforftant isf ~ 




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¥q have, of coia-se^in the past fi^nished glnilfar data to tho 
KSS^&^Sf 4um fjiin. to addition* thsnuartorly reports on the 
2S?& ? S y '' USA > ^^ »** iw^wei by the. ELeld, as *>il as tbd seni- 
^S^ 1 ^ * 09 ^^ f* 1 . tJlQ Coaauniat Party, UPA>. "*hich is prepared at 
™ Q 3$** o£ PPvernisent* aU, have .contained a separate section on international 
relations.: These haTO all been cade available to the Pepartcpnt,. 

infonaation of this nature dealing tri.th. international relations ao 
it concerns. Jhe Consist Party, USA has: pravieuslly* sen tranccitted to I*,/' 
rfS&f^A 111 5? ^ re ^ at ^structions suchjaeaoranda ore hoir boin- 
de^isnate4forHrvKqIhcr|ieybf the Criminal Divisiph* . . 

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This la J?diing submitted for ^rptijr information and; to point 
but that it i8.f elt t£at dft tSf our re^pnsib^Mr to Ucob the DopartmqnV 
as ^ffoll as other intelligence ano^cics. #W a4Uscd qf jail x^BIq 
IhfQnsatloh c6*ain& to o)k aticntipn faring upon H&e ifctdrhatibiua p^ttfatidiv* 
particularly tikc& such data, cones iVba a highly pliatio-and well placed 
source *ithi& the Cqzrunist Party* ' If it is youjr (Jdeire tha^ this not be dqne^ 
our policy trill bo changed accordingly* i V 

DpECTQIi ! 5 %Qfa*EXQU) ,l Uo one has questioned %m rcspo^oiHllty to, keep 
th$ Intelligence Aeencies informed. X'didn*t raise that point so con- 
sequently th6 abovo conclusions is ^i^atiutctls & exot in point* X ;do 
riot think this pa^ticuOL^ ferial i& ne*tin5nt m>v$i to to ?sei*t by 
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OFFICE MSMQRAOUM * UNITED STATES gOyERWOft " 

TO i MR, Di. M. IADD , MTE.:' «?unfe 16, 1950 

mm : MR.j^R^EmipHi*/ 

SU'fiiECT: COMMUNIST ftUCTX, USA. 

INTERtfATIOl^L REtmOBS 
INTERNAL. SBCJJRHtf - 0, 

PURPOSE; - . 

To answer the Director ! s inquiry as to^ v?ho drafted the 
memorandum JCrom you to th$ Piractdr dated £une ^> U?£0, which, is 
attached,/ t ' - ' "* * 

DETAILS: ., 

The memor andum In, qUogt idn was prepared by Super tlsors 5— 
J r !»♦ Schmit arid | 1 r " " ' D ^ 

£ have discussed, this .matted in detail with ^hosaSvpewisdra i 
♦and they are exceedingly so*ry and disturbed tfrat ^his, #eii\orandum~ 
left Hie impression, wi% theDireqtor that it ^ras disrespectful and 
surl^ They haye^ advised me- that th<? memorandum; was intended .tx* W 
£ f^Otual statement of the reason for pending information of this, 
mature to Assistant Attorney General James U* Mclherney of the " 
department and to explain that it Jb&s- been 6^ policy to mond this 
type ,6t infpriaation in the past. / 

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Jfegtip*. t Sch?nit and I I now re<£iz& that ty including the b7c 
reference to the intelligence agencies the erroneous ^prpssioft was 
. giiren that the -memorandum was discourteous. Theses Supervisor s> asked 
m to explain that under no circumstances would they have ittteatiohally 
prepared a memorandum which, ^oui^ give sucfr&i impression^. 

I feel ihat these men $re : genuiiieiy ^sorry and now realize 
that they did make -a. mistake in the .choice of thkir langustgeJ !F ; 



both arg experienced supervisors andextremely loyali t<t the Bureau and 
the- Director* . * ' ' "* " ' '- 

Ifi/hen the mem<} ^andum cama througti my offipe we ^should have 
realised that the language Jised, might havp giyen the, impression p$ 
being discourteous* We regret that we missed this* ;and will ho more 
.alert in the fiitvr&. . . . ^ - 

Attachment* • _ . h ^ 4 ** J " " 

Director's notation,. "It shows .sloppy supervision. ,&. review all along the 
line. It is just, such, conclusions which can. "be seiaed upon at later dates & 
,eabarrass the Bureau. I don't intend to. he placed in such apposition 
either thru. intentional maliciousness or thoughtless .stupidity, " * 









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You will recall that Supervisor | | assisted in the 
preparation of a nemorandujn with Supervisor J. £. Schmit 
explaining why a Memorandum on Communist party. irSAi Inter- 
national Melations, Internal Security*:, was prepared for 
transmission to Mr. tfclnefney, of the Department* The 
memorandum ended with u gratuitous statement pertaining to 
sending information -dealing with the international situation to. 
other intelligence agencies, us well as to -the Iepariment f 

*»,,• w X y ue8ti °? & 4 Stmervisor I I concerning this memorandum 
this morning. He explained that the original m emorandum to 
5f?*C ne £ w f s pr*P.*r*d by Supervisor \ \ Whe n the trans- 



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mittal of jthe 'memorandum, to McIneriSew tyas Questi oned \~\ was at 



Quantico and [ 

nation* Me was not familiar vi th 



memorandum to Uclherney. I 



was aslced to submit the ttem'orandwCof exp:la~ 
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memorandum of explanation^ dated June 22 v He toofc the memorandum^ 4*1 
2 ^ ^. c ^l\Ji e #"»*>*r Qne Han in the Internal Security SectionT 4 *^ 
who dictated that portion of the : nonclusUn r eferring to other 
intelligence qpencies, bhich was. criticised. I h old Schmit 

Ae thought that the memordnduin Should go into greater detail as V 
ta the type of information which previously has been sent to the% 
Department, but was told that there was hot sufficient time to H 
prepare, this .. ffe states that while he did not dictate the 

SSHi «l°*Ju f*£,?f°2*£ pa ^ °f * he Jun ? 12- memorandum, he saw 
what Schmit had dictated except the last sentence n If it is your * t 
desire that thin not b? tone, puf policy will Zre changed according* 
Th£ /jMl^^ at the ilft^ 

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A^s fflT* I ^ indicated that he was 4u$e Mht$esleWkoncernitfi 

Ithis matter and that certainly he had no ^intention of I Zing. %fo fa$k 

in any manner. I was very favorably impressed with Mr. I I an 

i \ n ^ iem °f *** explanation concerning the preparation o h the m emo 

1 *£\ n tt W**A*** ** oun be held^ accountable for ' *& Tanner ™i 
^ which the memorandum ffhally was sent through. *«»»»r * 

Supervisor Achmtt *s- on annual leave and I will interview 
concerning this W&ter. upon his returnJ&J**.*^ jie&tjweek. 



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_ .you »i22 recffll *fca£ Supervisor Schkit and Supervisor 
J, of the Security Division, participated in preparing a 



nemorandun, dated June 12 explaining why certain, data were being 
forwarded to Mr. Uctnerfiey of the $epdr%neWt. I talked to Supdr- 
visot II and submitted d memorandum, dated June 22 concerning 
H$: participation' in the preparation of this memorandum. 

X talked today with Supervisor Schmitj who prepared the 
first sentence on page two of the tuehofandun in question. Witch 
stated » # a * It is felt that it is our responsibility to keep 
the department, as well as. other intelligence agencies, fully 
advised of all reliable information coning, to ou,r 'attention bearing x 
um<n 'the international situation & * * .» Mr± Schmft states that 
it is clear to hin. -that the inclusion of the reference to "as well 
as other intelligence agencies" was unfortunate -and created* a wrong 
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- The nenoranduvt of June t2 concluded' with a sentence, n Xf 
%t is your desire that this not be done, our policy Dill be changed' 
accordingly." It was- originally thought that this concluding states 
nent in the pernor andun was prepared by supervisors Schmit and | L 
4 Lf .£^ nte f outinnu nemorandunx*, of June 22 covering viy conversaWTon 
with Supervisor I L Mr. Beltiont advised we oh the sane date 
-that the final sentence was added by Inspector Leo Zaughlih at 
Mr. Belnont's instructions and Mr* Belaont stated he told Laughlin ' 
to add -the sentence for the purpose of securing advice fron the 
pirector as to future policy. Mr. Belnont admitted that the phrase~ 
ology was Host unfortunate but that it was not intended -co be Flippant 
in any tody. - ■ " ' r 

The memorandum of June iff further explaining who drafted 
the memorandum of June 12 was not properly prepared by Inspector 
Lauphlin, who did not indicate, that anyone other than Supervisors 
-Schmit and I I had participated in preparing the June 12. neno- 
-rqndun. X asked Mr* Zaughlin about thi'sV Be stated he was. sorry 
^tnis pas not explained! that he should have done it but forgot to do 



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B*Qfj./ fi states that he. is solely responsible for the, phraseology 
»»» «■■ u tilised in the last sentence of the 'June 12 memorandum? 



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.... I on, m*22 that be retliltk A »i& &i*Z d ** SuphrpUpr 
Y^hted io^ Xaet sentence "d? 4*2* ¥>»? It' ?' s * ^ *••*** 
<« yp«r desire «*<** *Ai* SS fc£- rf«£f ^ ** awroiftfcwr »J? « 
oteordineW ffe hates ¥ht+ +&?.*> «*»• P»tt<ty ,ioaJ Z>e cfca™** 

to explain that Inaototor tHHii ^ttictsm he came -bo my office 
miter enVr*Xylptotha* limtT % ****** * he P ^* */*** 

*Wltted t/te lost «ei»*fe5S SSSfc „Sf J5S f* ne 25 «tfJ»orionrtu» 
left the hands 6f the til JsltL^J^P ^* r * ft * *«or«idini 

for the manner, tn i^<b™K ISdrteSS*^??^ *Q*ofA**o2e 

w f «. *,,*& memorandum finally was subnHted. 



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JW WS NOTION,, "The. whole, point seems to, .have "been, Mssed. I never 
? S^T^ H ^ ■fS 9ttt s !? diii & «# ^?rmtion to the Intelligence Agencies.. 
It Sf q 2?! WI 1 *** !? nd ^f ^ ^rtain, specif i-c data in .question to%Iherney, 
2 S^m* i- 6 "? q ^f tlon Qf <** al i P^pe & feost certa^ly no question 
toS S£t"1*^ W W- Wa ! t0 * ?<?nt t° int^igence agencies. *et in reply 
to my quiry I -get an Entirely gratuitous & "extraneous memd which/in addition " 
was couched ^n. a, flippancy of phraseology, «t A 



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able. tin £his incident,, Also where was "'add in reviewing it>. ^ 

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STANDARD FORM NO. 64 




Office -Memorandum 



NITED STATES GOVERNMENT 



to : Mr. Glavin 
from : H. L. Edward 



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subject: ALAN HARNDEN BELMONT 
Inspector In Charge 
Security Division 




DATE: AugUSt $„ l&^Q^ 



UNIFORM PROMOTION 




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This employee entered on duty 11-30-36 as a Special Agent, CAF-9, 
:$3200 per annum and -was reallocated to Grade CAF-1 1 *-, $7175 per annum 
on. l-lH-*t6-. As the result of 2 Uniform Promotions, 1 meritorious.* 
promotion, and 3 basic salary increases, his present salary is $9**O0 
per annum. He ; js now eligible for a Uniform_ito moi^oji«,^ effective 
8-6- 50* 

On 3-31-»f9 SAC Scheldt rated him EXCELLENT. 

By letter dated 7-8-**9 he was advised that as a result of the inquiry 
into the handling of the espionage cases *of Agnes Smedley and Gunther 
Steinf it~was apparent that^the part*^ played by the^New^York Division — 
in that case was inadequate. Inasmuch/as the investigation of the. 
New York Division was under his general supervision, he was considered 
to have been- at fault in failing to bring about a careful review and 
analysis of the available facts and a prompt and thorough investigation 
of all logical leads in order that the cas^Mght have been brought 
to a satisfactory conclusion without unnecessary delays He was advised 
that it was hoped he fully realised thev^glinquencies which occurred 
in this matter and would take tfi^nece^sary precautions in connection 
with other investigations under hrs-cwfcervision in order to prevent 
similar shortcomings. ^^ 1-^™- WT/T!!, 1 1 l!i!!!-" 

He was afforded a meritorious promotion from ^92p & 0^jF^annum tj> JjgHfiO 
per annum in Grade GS-l*f in view of the outstanding ^eYvIV^^perf ormed] 
by him in connection with the trial and convfctloH^of^ the-^leven***** J 
Communist Party top functionaries in the FederaSUl€District.*Co\&*t^iru^Newj 
York City. This promotion became effective lp-30-*f9£ $^p w jucq 

On 2-27-50 he was transferred from ASAC at New Yo^D gPi^e{tfl;» b '<iK8^ 
position of Inspector in Charge of the SecurifyTJlvision. 

The Director saw him on 2-27-r50 and said he told Belmont that he had r>ot 
been satisfied with the current administration of the Security Division 
and it was for that reason that he was being brought to Washington to 
take charge of it. He (the Director) discussed with him some of the 
^difficulties which had occurred and the imperative necessity for the 
injection in that division of thoroughness, ingenuity and more energy. 
The Director further stated that Mr. Belmont seemed to have a full 
grasp of the technical subjects over which he would have supervision 
and hoped that he (Belmont) would manifest the necessary drive and 
direction in handling the personnel of that division so that there^ 
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By letter dated 3-30-50 he was advised that the Bureau had carefully 
considered all of the facts presente&iwith regard to the recent prepara- 
tion of two memoranda for The ^Assistant to the Attorney General, fur- 
nishing information which was in \fche Bureau ! s possession, concerning Owen 
Lattimore .^ It was; noted in* the first place, had. the original memorandum 
been properly prepared and adequately supervised by him, -there, would- have 
been no need for a second communication, to the^Department - there seemed ' 
to be no reason why the additional information, which, it was. found neces- - 
sary to incorporate in the supplemental memorandum, was not furnished the 
Department at the outset inasmuch as he (Belmont) realized the extreme 
importance of the matter as well as the. Bureau* s desire that the memoran- 4 
dum be complete; and in addition, a conclusion* on the; part of the Bureau- 
was included and this was a clear transgression of the well-established 
policy of the Bureau which was a* f act-f ihdin'g organization - even when * w 
ah attempt was made to remedy the inadequacy of the original, communica- 
tion by the .submission of a supplemental memorandum, this document, too, *■- 
was prepared and approved by the Security Division with two glaring errors 
which must have been obvious to any person reading the memorandum who had 
kept abreast of the news during the past several months^-^He was further 
_ advis ed that it was his responsibility as the official in charge of the _ 
Security Division to delegate the preparatipn^of the memorandum to: ^person- 
nel capable of properly handling the assignment and in addition to give 
the matter the necessary supervision to insure completeness and accuracy - 
in this he failed to do; and that necessary measures must be taken to 
insure against any further such failures in the future and if he was 
unable to do this, other administrative action might be required. 

3 *tfn- 5-19-50 -MruXaad rated -him VERY GOOD and said he. had taken hold of, 
his duties at the SOG very rapidly and 'had very satisfactorily handled . 
the operations of the Security Division dicing the short period of * time 
he had been in charge. He made an excellent personal appearance and had 
a splendid personality; was .exceptionally interested in his work and 
proceeded ftith each assignment of investigation with a, maximum of enthusi- 
asm; he demonstrated that he had the quality of leadership and washable to 
adequately direct the activities of the supervisors- in the various fields 
of investigative efforts. He was censured in March, 1950, with regard to 
the preparation of two memoranda for She Assistant to the Attorney General 
in connection with the case of Owen Lattimore for failure to see that the 
memoranda were complete and adequate . 

In June, 1950, a memorandum was sent to the Director advising why a 
memorandum on Commjinist Party, USA, International Relations, Internal ISaeu- 
t rity-C was prepared for transmission to Mr. Mclnerney of the Department. 

The memorandum ended with a gratuitous statement, which the Director 
\ severely criticized, pertaining to sending information dealing with the 

f international situation to other intelligence* agencies, as well as to the. 
\ Department. The final sentence, "If it is your desire that/ this not be 

done, our policy will be changed accordingly," was added by Inspector Leo 
i Ea&ghain^arb the instruction of Inspector Belmont who stated' that he told 
i Laughlin to add the sentence for the purpose of securing advice from the 
} Director as to future policy. Mr. Belmont admitted to Mr. Tolson th£t 






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the phraseology was unfortunate, but that it was certainly not intended 
.to be flippant .in any w ay. The memor andum had been prepared\by Super- 
visors J, L. Schmit and I I and Belmont advised that when the 
memorandum came through his . office, it should have been realized that the 
language used might have given the impression of being discourteous - it 
was regretted that this was missed* and they would be more teilert in the 
future • \ v 

The Dir ector commented that he considered Belmont, Laughlin, Schmit and 
I I all culpable in this incident. The Director stated he did not 
raise the question about sending any information to the Iiitelligence 
Agencies, but questioned the sending of certain -specific data in question 
to Mclnerney. He added it did not raise any question of over-rail policy 
and most certainly no question as to any policy of what was to be sent 
to Intelligence Agencies. Yet in reply to his query he received an 
"entirely gratuitous and extraneous memorandum which in addition was 
couched in a. flippancy of phraseology." -^ 

It is noted that he was commended by letter dated 6-8-50 for the success 
attained in effecting the identification, apprehension and confession 
of Harry Gold T Tfie Director expressed His^ gratitude for the highly ----- 
efficient manner in which he (Belmont) handled the over-all supervision 
of this case. 

By letter dated 7-3-50 the Director advised him that he was extremely 
displeased over the recent laxity on the part of the Security Division 
in failing to discover an error which had been contained in an investi- 
gative report of the Washington Field Office prepared in 19^5 in a most 
important espionage case. As was known, the discrepancy was first brought 
to the Bureau f s attention by an official of the Department of Justice and 
the Bureau had been placed in an embarrassing position because of this 
situation. He was further .advised that he (the Director) must insist^ 
upon the utmost accuracy, particularly in matters of such importance and 
shall expect that no further failures of this , character would be permitted 
to occur. » 

RECOMMENDATION : In view of the administrative action taken against hirn^ 

withinthe^^ 

over for a Uniform Promotion at this time * to be reconsidered in Novem ber, 

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FEBESJL U..M Of IX«£SIiOATIOH 

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September 1, 1950 



MEMORANDUM FORijtoR. tAOD ■ " 

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In regwd to the attached memorandum Iroinlrii ^BelmMdhte* 
August%l<;$Q, concerning the inter viaw conducted^ & New&r* CMm & * -:-' 
^»ke(fPrcsamanIhWjuat^ 

and he informs me that he waa not inducted #ip.j Belmo^^i iniMew^ 
Pressman at Pressmen's Office; m Vt]^^\^m^^^M^'f^ 
instructed him to invite Pressman down to the 'ij£»^«rti ;"OfflceM^inier^9-9::9,.; 
view and beyond .that there were no ^fcto&v^':^ 

InmyxonveraatlonwlthJiJr. 'UM-tiii^^^i^i^^^^Mfi^^. 
told Mr. Ladd that Pressmen was notjtobe inir^ewe^lh^^ 
if Preeanaan should contact our New Ju^C^H»^iS^^:^^f^0^. 
came down to the New York Office and make whalsver- ''XMui^^tMS^i^fM. 
make. I told Mr. Ladd that I did not intend : thalipuf "A|<i>hW^8^ 
Preesman out since he had originally declined MtS^-^^^m^^^^' 
he appeared before the Itouse C<m»mi^ 
whether or not he now made a statement to osi^ii^i-lia^y^rtij^C.f " '': r J -;" ■^';:"'-';- > '" ":. ■/;""':■■ ;' ■ 

1 am at a complete loss to understand; why m^ :iwttuctt^ given to 
Mr. Ladd were not carried out by Mr; Ladd 'Wi^^i^uk^'^^i^'- 
Instead Mr. Ladd delegated the matter to m--$ii^^^iiMht0iii^M-^ 
SAC at New York called the Assistant SAC and then the ietructtoMwhichwere 
given to the Assistant SAC were not the instructions which 1 ; «t^aMy9|S8u^d; 

I do not see how we can reprimand either Mr. Sch^di^r R&. %helan 
for failure to comply with the Bureau's Instructions a^&^iiti&?ri^'t< ; < 
any instructions prohibiting an interview with Pressman aV his office.^ thepersohs 
derelict in this matter are Mr. Ladd end Mr. Belmont. In the future when I issue 
orders to Bureau officials concerning matters of considerable Importance I shaU 
expect the Individual official to whom 1 Issue the order to carry the same out and A 
^ not delegate it to some assistant or supervisor down the line. \^K 



i« I think It would be well now to Inform the SAC at New York In writing that 

^-aay father interviews with Pressman are to be conducted at the New York Office. 
„ -Wr should not under any circumstances at this time seek him out, but should he 
wZM a " d want to see any representative of the New York Office he should be told 
"•-he-can come down to the New York Office and he can be Interviewed there, j}/ U 



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OffiC6 MsmMndUM • UNITED STATES GOyERNMENT 

•DATE: August 21, 



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FROM 

SUBJECT 



THE DIRECTOR 
f. R. GLA7Il/w 

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In connection with your inquiry concerning leave 
taken by Bureau officials during the year y I wish to advis 
as follows t , i 




Leave Taken 



From 



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llflfLadd 

arbo 
r.\Rosen 
<ll£pacy 

1ft Ajar Ison 

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Three weeks taken in Feb. 1950 



and 



July 3 
July 12 
June 19 
June 26 
July 3 
July 10 
May 29 
June 19 



July 19 
July 28 
July 4 
June 30 
July 7 
July 28 
June 16 
July 7 



September 29. 



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r Jichols had leave scheduled from July 10 through July 

28 but he has not taken it, \ '■'. ■ ' v**™-*****^^ 

> I had leave scheduled front July 3 ttiF^hl$lyl8lifiM^ 
has not been taken. ; j ****to. **.._.. 

With reference to I'ihe annual leave takem by Mr. Rosen on f 
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, August % 17\and 18 of r last'week 3 " I 
I spoke to Rosen upon, his return to Washington yesterkay^ $ Med 
that his mother and father had j been here \-vi'iimgWfym-m$mtio 
drive them back to Cleveland; that A*$#^ 
presumed that the leave had been approved, Mr, Ladd adinss that 
Rosep came into his (Ladd 1 s) office late "Tuesdays eve-iig :ud stated 
that he was leaving Wednesday^fm\ing to drive ftl* folks back home; 
that they had been here with him for two weeks. Mrf%dd stated that 
he mentioned to Mr. Rosen that that was the first he had known Rosen f s 
.parents had been in town with him. There was no further discussion 
Jo/ this matter according to Mr. Ladd. \ 

I personally had no knowledge of the departure 
prior to the time he left. 



WRGiamb 




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Ii is quite apparent from the testimony given by Pressman before the 
House Committee on Un-American Activities that he has not been entirely frank 
but that in fact he hoe lied as to many aspects of his activities! and I have already 
instructed that immediate steps be taken to see whether a case of per jury might 
be developed against him, 

I consider Pressman in no different category from that of an ordinary 
hoodlumi unless he be a few degrees lower than a hoodlum. Consequently I 
think it is not compatible with the prestige of this Bureau to be adjusting our 
interviews with him to his convenience and at such places and times as he desires. 

Very truly yours» 



John Edgar Hoover 
Director 



Attachment (with SJr, $atew*s copy) 



Ladd 



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Director 

Federal Bureau of Investigation 
United States Department of Justice^ 
Washington, -D. Cl 

Dear Sir: 

For inclusion ,in the ,fuhd to be paid' to the designated beneficiary of any Special 
Agent of the FBI vrtib has previously contributed to <thi"s funtT and who dies from any cause 
except self-destruction while- employed as a Special Agent, I am forwarding herewith (by 
CHECK -i&SSa*BBSR) the sum of $10, payable to 'the Chief Clerk of ,ttie FBI, to be included 
in said fund. Payment will be made for death by self-destruction after the Agent has been 
*a member of the fund for two years.;. It is understood and 'agreed that the sum. tendered _- 
herewith is a Voluntary; gratuitous contribution to said fund which I .understand is to 
be administered in the following manner. 

The Director, of the' FBI ,will appoint a committee which, shall consider all matters 
pertaining to. the acquisition^ safe keeping and expending of said fund, which committee 
will recommend appropriate action to the Director in pertinent matters. The Chief .Clerk 
of the FBI shall receive all contributions and account for same to the Director. Upon 
the death of any Special Agent who is a- member ,of said fund the appointed committee'will 
consider the case and submit a recommendation to the Director as tb; its .conclusions. Ap- 
propriate instructions willjthen be issued to tto Chief Clerk, jlirecting.himJio.-pay^o- — 
the' designated^benef iciaryThe sum of $10,000. The following person is .designated as my 
beneficiary for FBI Agents' Insurance Fund: 

Name $ft<. Io0*m j>» RsLMfiUT Relationship (tf yfig Date f/ffoj} 

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SUBJECT: 

PURPOSE 



The Director 
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To snsnp your inquiry as contained in the attached memorandum to 
you dated September 29, 1950, in captioned matter as to the reasons for the 
dela ys in handling the two mtsburgh le;^^^ 



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It is recognize d that too much t&e elapsed bet ween the time that the 
Pittsburgh letters were received a t the Bu reau and thejjme that jEE^We^ckno^ledgcd* 
The following facts are set forth regarding the handling of each of the letters in or- 
der that you might be T^rfWAM. toe. reasons for these delays* 

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PITTSBURGH LETTHl OF UK 



RECORDED 

The first letter from the ftUaburgLM l^^ 
viggJElth l [ was not received in the SecyityJnYest Mtive Pivlsion until August 
lo/l9{>0« This communication was handled V Special Agent I ^ I to whtai^he 

[ case is assigned^ Before the communication could be acknowledged and a decision 
made as to whether the interview should be authorized, i t was necessary to examine the 



file 



as well as former Confidential Informant 



these extensive file reviews and thejie cesslty of 
heavy volume of work coming across Ids desk 



Because of 
other specials and the 



n?igTftgmmTSnQn fl nt fl Angnat lft f 19ft) . irttich cfflamu nicatl on was transcribed and 



onAugu 8t l^j^^j^^ jj^ll^li^li awl although it is realized that this die 
tatlon was on the stenographer 1 sj^ks^o^ivejrorl^^dajj, before it was tran- 
b^^',' ^erffiiH ^^ necessitated de- 



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This request was received in ^Security Investig ative Div tsl< 

At the time" of, Us receipt, Special hpo£\ l Aas on annual 



e ana the cwunication was assigned to Special Agent f 
in^in Ids absence. Since Agent ! I was unfamiliar with <fab[ 

was neceJ^ g°Whim to again pull iw Jl^^^ce w a detgnto^ 



volumes 



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following work day, September 2$, dated for the following day, September 26. 



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In addition to the foregoing facts reflecting the mechanical handling of 
these two communications, the follo wing factors are set forth which have caused de 



offices. TSTediatelyfollowing the Korean 
developents, numerous instruction s were senTIftjaeJig^d reqidrji^great,er„qapha- 
sis to be placed on the investiga tio ns of seqjrltpa atters. Included among the in- 
structions was a definite tooadeSng of tta our Security Index 
which has resulted in a tremendous increase in the flow of mail in the Internal Se- 
curity Section, particularly in the Security Index Unit. A recent tabulatloaxe - 

flects that from toe to Sestaato J^^ttere h as te en an increase in the volume 

of tocomtng comnrntio n^^ anlicipation oFt his* 

IncrVaggj^agli^ greater 

tJKm atiMrijflffl and jt ])M,frOTM IffiT*****^ 

ory personnel to handle this t r emeaiouirin^ The "Security Index 

is the neartof Me B^ that all mat- 

ters dealing with the Index be handled promptly since we never know from day to 
day when it might become necess ary to ef fec t apprehen sions. It is observed that 



bo th of the Supe rvisors , Agents[ 



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catio ns are in the ^^J^n^Jnit and that the Supervise who are handling 
this particu lar "'tgjgejf work have^^jffeat amount or overtime during the 
past ' tnree months a^ETefFSrOb cop^rt fthTi^lnj^^ 

idelay, the Super- 



spite of the foregoing reasons set forth for t 
visors involved realize that requests of tM? typp fl»«+- r*trty#j^jKxj*Mtimn 
attention and sincerely regret the delays in this instance. Duringlhe past 
three months the unusually large number of special and expeditious items which 
have come across the desks of the various Supervisors requiring immediate handl- 
ing have necessitated delays in the handling of field correspondence. I feel 
that this situation has been and is being corrected so that there will be no re- 
rarren^ 

[requirements to see tfiaFTShe necessary personnel is available to handle these A ' 
matters promptly iA * ^ J J ^ \ J \i _ J 



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request. 



Since the above was di ctated w e have received a tele type fro m the 




Pittsburgh Office reflecting that | lhas been interviewed . | I fitelgd 



he was shock ed at his expu lsi o n from the Cosmiunist P arty, b ut he would not in 
glmliiatejyo his former associatiois ^ 



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^e3^TantagSi^owart the inteMeTSngT^ntTSit in view of his lack of 
no further contact with hk is anticipated. 

October 4, 1950 

eve t hat letters shou ld be directed jto Jipecial Agents I I 



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Jffftheir delay in the Kdnilfng oflhe 

Testers described therein. k 

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H. L. Edwards 




UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 



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Reference is made to a meiorandum from Mr. Ladd to the ^ 
Director dated October 3, 1950, answering the Director's inquiry m~ 
as to the reajsons for the delay i n handli ng two Pittsburgh letters- — 
requesting authority to interview I 1 The Security Division had 
delayed the handling of Pittsburgh letters dated August 3, 1950, and 
September 6, 1950. The August 3 communication received in the Bureau 
August 10 was ultimately answered by Bureau letter of August 29, 1950. 
The September] 6 communication from Pittsburgh received at the Bureau 
September 10 was answered by Bureau letter of September 26, 1950, 

With respect to the explanation set forth for the delay in 
handling Pittsburgh letter of August 3, 1950, the Director commented, 
"This had better be looked into both as to supervisory congestion ana 
stenographic congestion." This matter is presently being looked into 
by Inspector Harbo who is presently conducting an inspection of the 
Security Division. 

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With respect to the delay in Ifen jling pjrtts 
Septe mber 6./19$0. w hich was handled by i$ j 
of SA l I to whom the case was as si gnea tne : Dl rec tor col. 
in answe r to the explanation submitted, "This isn't - clear.;. ."H adn't 

already reviewed the files and why couldn' t l l hav e>called 
by phone even if he was on leave?" In explanation Ife&t 1 



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advised that he felt it was incumbent upon him to personally review the 
main files on this matter since he did not f eel he wo uld-be justified 
in relying on the recollection of Supervisor I l or any other 
supervisor under the circumstances in forming his opinion ;as to whether 
or not the Pittsburgh Office should be granted or denied authorit y for 
any such interview. He also recalled that when he called for the ] 
file the first Pittsburgh letter and the yellow were not in the file. 
The missing material was located and brought to his attention on 
September 21 rind he dictated his reply to the Pit tsburgh Office on the 
following dayj September 22. Although 
why he did nox call Supervisor 



explanation explains 
nevertheless, it Is not felt it 
excuses the undue delay in replying to the Pittsburgh communication of 
September 6, a'nd still indicates the lack of efficient .operation in the 
section because of the duplication of effort which occurred in^ review 
of the files. 



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of the lett ers l in this matter and to the supervisory s 




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spotting conditions and remedying them. 

The Director commented with regard to this matter that the 
worst thing about it was that he had to ask for explanations as to delays 
and his principal criticism was directed to the fact that defects in 
administration Iwere not being sensed and that steps were not being taken 
to correct those defects to prevent their recurrence, 



AND 



PERSONNEL FILES ARE 



PERMANENT BRIEFS OF AGENTS 
ATTACHED, 

RECOMDAHON 

T fere are attache d letters of censure addressed to SAs 
and 



There/ire also attached letters of censure addressed to 
Inspector A. v Htf Belmont, Inspector in Charge of the Security Division, 
and Mr. F. Jj^imgardner, Section Chief of the Internal Security 
Section, for/the delays which occurred and for failing to recognise the 
undesirable conditions and to take immediate steps to correct them. 



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CC: Security Division Personnel File 
Mr, Ladd 
Mr. Clegg 



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September 15, 1950 



MEMORANDUM FOR MR. TOLSON \/ 
MR, LADD *' 



Mmr)(belmgnt 

MR. ROSEN 





ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT 



I have previously had occasion to caU attention to the lack of 
initiative and aggressiveness in the handling of matters in the Security and 
V Investigative Divisions and I regret the necessity to again have to comment upon 
this same situation. 



Last Wednesday the Bureau very effectively handled an investigation 
into the interstate transportation of lottery tickets. I had previously indicated 
that whenever a good piece of work is accomplished we should be just as alert to 
commend our personnel as we are to criticise when there has been some mistake. 
In this particular case there was an added element involved, namely, the assistance 
of the Canadian authorities. Yet this afternoon I had not seen any letters or 
recommendations for commendations to he sent in thta caec and 1 therefore especially 
addressed and sent through a note torMtJ Ladd and mi ^psen inquiring as to 
whether there were to be any and if so why the delay* Late this afternoon I finally 
received the letters of commendation which certainly should have been written on 
the 13th instead of on the 15th. As I have indicated, I have repeatedly urged that 
these matters be given very prompt attention, yet in this instance Mr. 'Rosen com* 
pletely disregarded my previous instructions and Mr. Ladd did not follow-up 
Mr. Rosen and see that my wishes in such matters w#?e complied jgilL— — ^ 

Two other matters which have caused me to be! 
lethargy in the Security Division are the handling of the Dii 
and the so-called Fuibrlght S holarstypp.: ff hen I wae'bef< 



co|($|ncd about the 
lace£ Persons Projects | 
e the Appropriatioas ? 

Committee of the Senate last week questions were directed! fa/me by a number oi : - 
Senators concerning these two projects^^^^ity of eubve nei^ ejettiehtl 
getting into the country through the opera&on of these two |roje^«^^ffc^,;,^^ j 
inquiry be made to sec exactly what v^J d^^^guatrdWiate^^ 
from these two possibilities and I find that there were several very patent gap* in ' 
the handling of both of these projects which were not taken care of until inquiry, ; 
e by me. ^^^^ 

I have repeatedly indicated that it should not be necessary for either 

olson or myself to have to spell out, like a - b - c, what should be done but 

jf Sjjfa^teis the responsibility of the Assistant Directors, and I believe it is reasonable for 
facpect that they will upon their own initiative seek out any defects in 



Mr. To! 
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the handling of our responsibilities and > - tali* prompt and immediate steps to 
correct them. This is not being done. I am gravely concerned about it because 
1 don't know hovv many other projects there are which may have similar gape-in 
them and which edit not come to light until something goes wrong or until 
aomeone oa the outside calls ou* attention to them and at the same time causes 
uo embarrassment by them. I cannot too strongly emphaeke that it is the function 
of Mr. Ladd and Mr. Belmont as well as Mr. Rosen to enert initiative and ag« 
grcQSiveaeso, and not merely function sometimes in the manner of automatons. 
It cannot bo expected that I can personally follow-up aadtf heck tack detail. 
I must rely for emch supervision upon the ranking officials of this Bureau. 

While I am addressing this memorandum principal y to Mt* ladd, 
Mr. Belmont and Mr. Rosen I desire that Mr. Tolsoa call tMs matter to the atttea- 
tion of all members of the Executives Conference because other Divisions of the 
Bureau while aoi'quite as guilty of such lethargy Jiaye manifested some of it. I 
ham in mind particularly the gross dereliction «'Mr ^Barbo, WJCiegg and 
il Mrl Nichols in not seeing that (ho exhibits and tours of this Buteafa were in 
prober chape. I have again previously emphasised the necessity tor close 
supervision of this matter because our exhibits are being daily viewed by hundreds - 
and yet vyhea I had a check made a few days sgo in anticipation of the visit of the 
Preoident a deplo . able condition was found in these exhibits due to the failure 
of Messrs. Harbo, Clegg aad Nichols to properly supervise tWr respective branches 
in these exhibit^ I want aU of the ranking officials of the Bureau to very clearly 
understand that it should not be necessary to have such checks or inspections made 
by either my office or Mr. Telson'e Office, but each and everyone of us should be 
sufficiently interested in our work and responsive to our responsibilities to see 
that all matters are handled properly at aU times. 

Very truly yours, 




Director 







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DATE: September 15, 1,950. 



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SUBJECT 



A. H. 3BLM0&T 



SCHEDUES OS IHSPECTIOUS* * : 

, Jh6n? OFFICE- ?SE50i#i,, SBOURITT- DIVISION 



•Please be advised that In. accordance with instructions 
the -Training and Inspection Division has. been informed -that the 
inspections assigned to representatives, of the Security Division, 
yi}X be carried out, as ifbllpvjfs,: - " - * 



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Uy attention has bean called to the decent 
inadvertent transmission to the Veicrcno Administration 
Agency of unfinished Bureau v.enoranda vhich vera designated 
for Dureau fieldrpf f ices. 

* Although it has not bepn definitely established 
as to how iftte mterial left the Bureau it i& obvious 
th$t such a situafi6n would not hav$ occurred had appro- 
priate acMou been taken to destroy the unfinished 'ucnor~ 
andd when they had been discarded* 



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in the Security Sivisiony ws responsible for failing to 

destroy the unfinished r.eneranda in thia instance iher? is 

enclosed for your information and delivery to this cnploiee 

a letter .cautioning, her in this respect. Hoizever. von 

would also immediately sec to it that all cnt>ldyceo under 

your supervision clearly understand that discarded material 

pf a confidential nature p.ust be completely destroyed toW¥-/a 3?-%*% 

prevent a similar occurrence, *--— — - ( 7 <v 

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F7ANOARD FORM NO. 64 



Office NLefnbrdndutft • united stains government 



SUBJECT: 



PURPOSE 



The Dire\ctor 

D, M^Ladd 

NATIONALIST PARTY OF PUERTO RICO 
(COVERAGE) 



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date: No u ember J t 1$jQ 







yj To advise the extent of coverage by the San Juan and 
jkNegL^YozK Offices^ \of the^Nat ionali s t .Par t y of, Puerto Rico and the 
reason^ for the deficiency of this coverage; also the personjs 
^M&JUliiJ'Jbl G a t > ^h\ e ^^^^^fj^gvernment for not properly supervis ing 
the development of^suffici ent coverage . *""" ~~ — —- -■ — 




COVERAGE IN NEW YORK CITY 



New York, has o 
Party of Puerto Rico , Q 



ne confidential informant on 

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National is 



With regard to 
advised that contact is 
who is able to furnish 
associated with i^he Nat 
Party but in connecti on 
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coverage in New York City s 
maintained with [ 



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SAC Scheidt 



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receives from inaividu 
noi> a member of th 



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with individuals among 
This informant has been 
the time when the\ Natio 
submitted much ihformat 
any technical or \simila 
that 'during "the entire 
of the activity has' bee 
in New York City has 0,1 



information whic h ne 
ionalist Party, | 

with his position as 

New York City, he has aeveloped good conta 
the Spanish-speaking element in New York Ci 

utilised by New York since 19k3 an d during 
nalist Party was very active in New York Ci 
ion of value, New^York has not utilised 
r coverage of recent^dats due to the fact 
life of the Nationalist Party the majority. 
n in Puerto Rico and the number of members 

>ays been vastly infer iar to ihe arouu an 



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According to SAC Scheidt 9 the period of^the greatest 
activity of the Party in New York City was from 19k3 to l$k5 when 
Nationalist's sought to make martyrs of themselves by r efus ing to 
register for Selective Service . It is noted the file' on the 
Nationalist Part y for th at time reveals ^numerous reports received 
by New -York from \ \, as well as considerable activity on heh al, 

of the Ne w York O ffice bu Info rmant ^ \ 

( former ly \ [ ):. I [f rom 19U3 to 1 9U5 was us ed to 

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informant in 1947 due to the decreased activity of members of the 
Party in Hew Yor\: City * 



In addition j 
informants were fcctiv 

Th ese infor mants \were | 

an \ \ respectivel~yl I 

to poor health after he.ina used a 



he informant records reveal two 
for Hew York in the period 1943 



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During this period of activity y a technji Qal survc 
utilised o n i h e -toti o n a 1 ist^J^artj^ J ran Ji 'r.r 1 , ""X~ - TT * 
ctically a continuous ba sTs^ ilnt i X "C c~. oh c r 7 . r ' , IV ' 5 •"'" """""G n 
asjjjns j once in 194-3 and once in "T9~14 /" licro'pT. r\c" survc 
e" used to c£uer_mie.41n^5,.,.iii,j^^j;pr|r hc-relTsl " Xc cording 
ifevTYo r k Div fsion^ sin c e 1 945 a c i \ ip.]t of the Parti; ha 
ndled and followjjtg t)^cf^^jiq'rid're''of \ 

Juan in 1947± there has "been litSle^ activity of any_.no 
s activity has been largely limited to the celebration 
rto Rican national holidays • 



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As mentioned previously the national Headquarters of 
the Party is located in Puerto Pico and no headquarters is in 
Hew York City nor does the organisation have any publication in 
Hew York City, fine monthly magazine , !f Puerto P.icoj" was formerly 
published in llew\ York City j but publication ceased in if ay of 1948* 

Membership^ according to the IFew York Office j since 1945 
has-been steadily declining to the point where it is believed that 
there are no more than a handful cf__a?4^ive members and no -information 
has been received by J£ej£^J^tJ> pertaining "to meetings held in Hew 
York City* Indications^ point to the fact that thegrojj L p^J,^Jle^. 
YorlL^&3^s_. (L_ s ma 1 1\ an d ,_ _1b.Q c ti v e thatJHieij^Jip no may control or direct 
the poli c_m mpking^ ff tl^e party*, 



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,. -ji ^k^,,* r>n^p& annroval was giuen by the Bureau to 
in eoch <>{**• ^°^ t f;^«^di«idua2.- as possible informant. 
continue contacts^ ith ta ftaue ^^ deuel d 

l^T'nllT^l^nrVJlos granted h y tne -flurW to ^a.n 

yment'3 , 



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response to your inquiry as to who is responsible 



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In response to your inquiry as vo wnu ^ teopuuoy 
at the Seat of] Government for informant coverage by the New 
York and San Juan Offices, please be advised that the folloi 



ow mg 



are responsible : 



RSCO. 




YBelnont, as head of the Security Division, 
aughlin 3 Number 1 man, 
aumaardner, Section Chief and Supervisor. 

[ , as Supervisor in charge of the 
investigation of the Nationalii 



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StS 



It i)s recommended that letters of censure be 
directed to the individuals named above as responsible for 
the lack of coverage in this matter. fl^9- a&**o j£* -jL^-<^x , 





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&rv flavin Jiovenber lo^ 1050 

E* Z* Edwards: ' . 

MTicmmsz * PARTS * 01 ' gmiiTQ frida - . ' 

#fre following information is b§ing subnitted in rey? 
&ponse to the Director *s; inquiries* nade in qgnriectiph v>ith ttr* 
Jjadd l s nemorandum pf ll^?~&$ which is attacked and which dc&lt 
with a delay in handling qh investigative report received, fron the 
San Juan Office entitled lidinundv pi&z £acheco s was*, Internal 
Security * 1U •-- [ * ' , 



Relative to thefaaongestion on the Govi^unist front desk,, 
the Jpirectpr ask$d why* 0$^^ supervisors 

from other parts of th& Security "Kivie ion %Q that des$± 

~> *• _- ', 

Answer, of Jtr* Belnbht * ~ ' 

■ » ■>« « ■! n » » «>■■■— »y^^«i.. J i ■■■■■■-■ i ■^■■^■^■ M wnm »— 

e 

lirh Beltfont has submitted # #cnorandun in Which he 
actfrhdtiledgds that h& should have done this* Jle paints out ihat in 
the pQsii the dsb i sioit >J$a$ shifted supervisor^ fron section to section* 
whenever dnejefy i# & particular section became paramount* Me noted 
Ut the present £ trie 7 aapdrofsors, have be&ft temporarily assigned td 
the Ihtcrnal Security Section fx % ou the qorrejL<xtfion Section to * &&rk <?n 
^ecur4ty Index pjards.m: tfr** Bqt&dtit &tdfed that he mill wdtcjt 'this 
jsituatioyt cltisely an& wherever there appears to> be a need iq ~ Jt balanbe 
the, load** shifts &ill be #adfe?v 

She $i?e$tar note$ that he thought Ur^ Bduvtgardner should : pe 
ce&sWred if &e had nbt taken hp the t nattex of this congestion v>ith 
i/rw Relnont* i*l ^4 * IF 

Ahs&er oT fcr* .Belhont ^ <■ - {&&} -*"*-.-' 

1ST* Selnont has Mta4M that t'r* Saungdrdner did take up this 
con$e$tipn &ith~hin* Ue advised that since the sidr^ of the £cr&an, 
^-uii uatibn th§re has &4&h tx tiery heavy influx pf porfe info the Internal 
tu& ■tfecy.rity Section hnd he wps in close coitMot v?0h Ur* U$uUgardn>er in 
dSSfr^g** to "keep the wor% current*: On the d&sfi $», question i$uch of the 
: ^Ujum^ehiion arose frjon requests submitted by the Inrxigfatidn and 
j ffi; jgc; i tiralisatibn Service for information regarding numerous po#$utffst 
p*i^Ki^£zpnt organizations* luring the latter part Of £cpteziber trnd early 
^—P^tober ap^ro^iiitately BO requests of this nature vhich could be dis^r 
*J ^?*wt bute4 to pther supervisors in the Internal Security ZecisioTi for 
oaa y han dling &ere so distributed in order to relieve the congestion* 



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the, Mvectof &&ked tthero the report in question ms between 
September -Qfrf £$5Q when it tsa$ block btahped in the Accords Section 
and October tf, 1050 phqn. it ms stanpsd in the Internal Security &<?d~ 
tion» 

Answer Of thn ncoordo Section 

2ftfc Secords Section has advised that this report iqds re- 
eeived mere ; for prtfaiagtog- '«#> 8«2?~5d abd vita handicd routinely* it 
tffosr fulty indeed and reolQrdajd and. cleared tie Records iicction pn the, 
njrnintr of Z0»S~.5Q h&vfns been there fat a total of s mrk'in^ da£ro* 
The delinquency raparts of this Section at that trine refloat -that 
routine »W Gaa taking ffon £ $o C Cape for processing* 

She seconds section has bean attempting to maintain its ks.11 
processing function in a current status f hoiieuerj, considerable dtffi*. 
cultu haa bean experienced in «i<n* of other work pressures, particularity 
on mm Cke&lis? It ,vas : indicated that the fiekdifds ahotion will rMHc, 
ev'eru effort io< handle all mit proti,pt±% in the ipmdiate future, 



The- Director observed tha$ Supervisor ~| very obviously 



pas not particularly, interested, in hfs tsorfcand eraered hin transferred 
fr.o% the £02. 



A letter ordering Agent I I on transfer to the Chicago 

MvietoA is attached, 



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In trUp of the fuqf that^tifterB of censure are Jfo inn 
directed to tteaero* £atf£i Sclnonfy £aughlin$ ggaegardfter an8 \ I in 

ponneciion topth the natter of th$'£atUr$aZie% F$rpj of Merto #ic£> 
in a&cafd&^ce ,&ith the r#$onftend t &iiditU omtained in <jt separate mno~ 
rapdun $ji thiti mtbfecfy. it $3 rehcfonen&ed that no further action &<r 
taken ®e & result of t%e n&ttere set out above* 



CCft Security 3)it}i&ion JPer$onne$ $*ile 

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Olavl n 

Mlcho U r "- - 

Rose n - j -- ' z , 

Sa w /f 3£W 



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4} STANDARD FORM NO. 64 



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Office M&fmtandum • united states government 

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TO i ME. TO 
FROM i H. H. CLBGffi 




DATB: October 31 



SUBJECT: INSPECTIONS J^MIMX^ 



In accordance with your request, there follows a summary of the 
present inspection assignments. 

I. Inspection assignments of those rgen assigned to the Training and 
Inspection Division: 



I, E^Naughten \ 
(only full time J 
field inspector) 



B, C.)(Brown 

J. ^Carlson 

0. CyGearty 

H. Belong 

F, HYMcIntire 




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Office to 1)e 

inspected 
^ Cleveland 
' Newark 

Anchorage 

Honolulu 

San Diego 

Los Angele 

New York 

St. Louis Jhltf. 
Little Eock^Ji 

Butte Jjwf \ 
Salt Lake City 4$ 

Denver t^Wffl 

Net} Orleans 
Houston 

<f Dallas 




II. Inspections assigned to other Bureau officials: 



Assi stant Directors 
!« JA/Connelley 



Boston 

Pittsburgh 

Charlotte 

Richmond 

Kaoxville 



B. T.)\Harl>o 

A^sen^ 
S. J.Mracy 




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Cincinnati 



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Inspection 
to hegin 
In progress 

Proposed assignment 
Proposed assignment 
Proposed assignment 
Proposed assignment 
Proposed assignment 

11/13/50 
11/27/50 

11/13/50 •' 
11/27/50 

In progress 

In progress 
11/13/50 

11/20/50 - 

r-n/13/50 ^ 



Security DivisiomJfcW* 
Washington Field $yjh 

Norfolk Jfusf ' 



Report being prepared 

n/6/50 u^ 
11/6/50 * 



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Inspectors J 
A. H^Beliaont^ 

H, P./Callahan* 

■B. E^Hargett^ 

C» E^Hennrich* 

L. L^Laoghlin/ 



Hew Haven j|w 
Albany 



Memphis 

Savannah 

Atlanta 





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McGuire 



/ 



r, AYnsase 



Omaha 



IndianapolisMi 




Ms is for your information. 

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12/4/50 
u/27/50 
11/27/50 
11/6/50 

Condition of work 
prohibits setting 
definite date 

Condition of vork 
prohibits setting 
definite date 

In progress 



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Office Memorandum • united states government 



to j f, R, 'GLAVIN. 



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FROM x 



SUBJECT: 



H. L^EMmsV^' 

NA7AB PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS 
SEATWF G07EBNMENT OlflCIALS 




Reference is made to -the director' s routing* slip of 
October 30, 1950, revesting a list of all members of the 
Executives Conference ant the Gates of their laatmval physic al 
examination* The information is submitted heretiWl* '■ "■*— ■ 



Nil* 



Date .of last 
physical 



Scheduled date for 
current physical 



M. 

H.) 



Ladd 
elmont 

BjGlavin 
Earbo 
r ohr 
eas>e 
ichols 



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y 



9-15-48'/ 
5-18-49* y 
12-10-48^^ 
6-28-49 
3-3-50 y 
9-28-48 S 
3-10-50 
1-4-49 



Y 



A.fjlosen . 
J, A.jtittzoo 
S. J.VTracjf' 



11-6-50 
11-6-50 
11-2-50 
10-31-50 

11-6-50 

On return frm 
annual leave 



3-3-50 

3-17-50 

3-10-50 



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As you know, the policy was changed on ^ebruarud?. 1950 * 
\to provide Naval physical examinations on an annu<$ basis mth^nhan 
every two years as theretofore so far as concerns Aftfttpenotinel'al; 
the Seat of Government* This policy followed the death of former - 
Special Agent Supervisor C. C* Nelson who was assigned t$0hfy : >m ^, 
Investigative Division when he passed away at his desk fromtMaff A 
attack. ■ j t \: ?f A n ^,^2'^i 

Every effort will be made to keep the Seat of Government 
personnel current on their Naval physicals* However, I do wish to 
point out that we ii q^6 Jjatnghtte JopgJ f Militia at Bethesda and 
quantico practicalTy Jd i j^_Tfm^ d/~OGg S^^ 

^ iu JL°l foiO-.Aaenti rraVy 'k o ■ ga^ thhi iW Fram- 
ing Class has been cu-£ <Jfo5S ^^sixlfeeks duration, I have talked with 

the medical examiner at Be thesda in order t o make arran^emenfTJ or 
V?fffi?rc^^ ejguned daily out there~and we 

may nave io revise the routine ^ RTSPl^L&L "^ 

examining several more men 1 'eacK M doy# TTtftTl?re$e^ we 

Mve Teen "aTle loTUp^reaBrTfthe Naval physical examinations for 

Trainees, tytyw = 



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.STANDARD FOfy^MO. $4 



0^^ Memorandum 



DECLASSIFICATION AUTHORI 
FBI AUTOMATIC DKCLASSIFI 

DATE 09~Z1~Z010 



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E RIVED FROH: 

OH GUIDE 



• UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 



TO 



FROM 



SUBJECT: 





BRUNO P0NTEC0BV0 
ESPIONAGE - B 



iU) 

In accordance 
November JL 




Hennrich 

of our 

matter* Memorfdridxy f 
ection Chief Keay are likewise attached 
andling of the information in question* 



en on November y~ vne 
memorandum to I [ ? 




ft 



with the J<5 rector T s request 
MgftbSt'S attached hereto a oopy&j^'J 
d July 10 j 1950 , in this^^A^ 
ction Chief Saumgardner and 

explaining their mj 






For your information* following 

]to cooperate with this Bureau in 

case* X. 



(U) 




the failure 
i _ connection with th 

Fuchs case ^ ^^tsjQue^^J^^iXMSMJSiB^ *° ihe Beotion Chiefs in 
this Division at Section Chief s^Confer ence to the eff 
because of the failure of \ \to cooper ate, nq 

information was- to be furnished to I J unless t 
furnishing of such information would b&~~to the benefit 
this Bureau or the failure to furnish the information would 
^result in embarrassment to us. 

In order to insure that the various Sections 
in the Division would be uniform in this respect* I designate 
Inspector K eay to review all material disseminated from ^kisC,^ 
Division to I J J Inspector Keay was* instructed that(^^ 

wherever there was a question as to the propriety of furnishing 
information* he should take the matter up with me* It is 
my distinct recollection that on a number of occasions Mr. 
Keay did take up with me the question of whether ce rtain 

information should be disseminated to I ^ because iti 

was not clear that benefit would accrue to*~us bxvp it ap peare d, 

a duty to furnish the information to ] 
their prime responsi bilUm^tH. the mattery 





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that we would have 
^ because of 
Hn each instance where it appeared, that 
have this information despite the^p^ldck 
policy was to furnish the information 
instances after the communication wa 
it came through my office 



JshouldQ^ 
'"cooperation* oifr ^ 
course* in all 
spad-o n*~b y-M.nv>Kea y- 

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this 



The memorandum in question dqtedi^0L^<L^^95O** 
case was not discussed with mev ~fi U* ^^^ n f. 



^information that should have been furnished^b^i 
because of the information available to vhe^ ^rj^wcm 



that possibly he was working at Harwell. 

a failure to apply properly the existing _ 

our failure in this respect is sincerely ^regreifiTed 

Attachment 
AHBtmer 



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Not -Rrvo* 
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I have talked to Baumgardner* Keay* Moore and Reddy 
on this matter* I am unable to pin this down further* I 
believe each of these men has given the best of his 
recollection without an attempt to evade the issue. Reddy 
is of the impression that he discussed the inclusion of the 
State Department information with Baumgardner or Moore or 
both* Baumgardner and Moore recall dis cussing the c ase w *&£y 
Reddy and both were of the opinion that \ ^ sftouIdCX) 

be put on notice but neither one recalls specific aiscusstoh 
of the State Department information when Reddy discussed the 
case with them. Both of these men are capable and intelligent 
and had the matter been an issue* I think they would have 
remembered. 

Regardless* the fact remains that jSS^shgjiidr 



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iM^O^LMlUM^ Therefore* I recommend 



that a le 
Division. 



*ef Ka cJ ^censure be sent to me as head of the Security 






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November Jt7> 19S0 



Jtensomi. & conpl 



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u 

%f* Alan #•. fi&inon-b . 

Federal bureau, of jtu^eoftga-tien 

waMUihgton,. z>* q»: , . 

tib&ih- fcirX . ill . 

Uy- dttant.i6n hao been called to tfi& 
failure on the i part of thd internal xiecUrHy 
paction of your. division to include in <? ric-zo* 
rdndun dat$& July 10 r lOSO phich &aa, prepared 
for transmittal to another agency pertinent 
Iftfaftiatipn in, cannectioh tilth, the hatter ins- 
ublpino Druntf JfonieoorVo? gopienaje ~ &* 

A$ tjou Have indicated ih& in/o ra- 
tion in quc&tioh ceriainly should ham been 
incited and the failure to- do $p &** definitely 
oontfaru *° caiQitihg intrtru$1fiion$* 

0tii&aien& of this nature and the 
failure to praperlu carry ouijhe feapoMibilttu 
ezpeaMd tif ua ccube- txe V£gif$SP*p concern and, I 
nusit inetat that n!iCb M t1?f l g^fiOugh^^Rd*~jaa.re^ha 






affctfded ouch. tzagb$ 




th.ty--fi£ttore 
f^tuy^iili^gguroi. 





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4 Xe^ier of censure w&$ directed to ifn Belmont on 21-13-5Q 
because of the inadequate informant, coverage of the Jan Juan 
division and the fqigure of the Security Division to follow 
the naffer properly*? A further letter dated 11-16-50 shgs 
directed to 2>. Belnont because , of the failure itp relieve a 
congestion ishigh existed on. the des\ of the supervisor handling 
* the activities of th$ Rationalist l-arty of Puerto $ico* 



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Cleg g_"_. ~_ 
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BeJaon E . 

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JeH. RoCitf, 

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FRRSftMt & COHpffifclTIAt, 




Kr. Alan H. Eolnpnt 

Federal Bureau of Investigation 

Washington^ D, C. 



Pear Sir: 



^ "'"' " - /c k£Jastf/M> 



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Upon consideration of the inforaation submitted by 
yoU With respect to ths c>ng63t£Qii which 1 o5d£t€& oh the desk 
of the supervisor handling the activltieS£0«h& Nationalist 
Party of Puerto ELfco, it is- cloar to ffie*|$&t yon Wore at fault 
in not having furnished relief to AJJ^jr.aa froa. other .sections 
of you? division, This failure wafinaost serious and I cannot 
persait siailar dolinquencios ^©qccurv ™._^^=^^_^^^^^**-.. 

Therefore^, you -will be f e^cted^taexoram^K^^Z T£ 
necessary leadership to ibring about the f^oxptr-ana afficienli . 
fulfillment pf the responsibilit£s3;£f yduf division, and alscf 
to take the necessary adainistifatiyfir'aoticn to, relieve guch, in- 
stances of congestion as occurred in this natter, |" an. 'holding 
you personally responsible for carrying out these instructions 
proaptly and without any lapse in the future. " 

Very truly yours,. 



•John Hdgar Hoover 
Director 




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CO. - Mr. iaidd, (;G0M$$l\ni&) , 
.JiG:rd 



A letter- of censufeg^ 
of the inade 







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census r «as*idMf^5Nd to Mr* Belrndht »mll-13-r50 because 
, ... qtlHrShf^ant coverage of ^ $an^3uan pivision and the 
failure* of the Security division to, follow theHiatter properly. 

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STANDARD FORM NO. 64 j .f\ f \ 

Office MtfWdflduffl • UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 



11$ 



to : D. M. Laid {y/ date: November 9, 1950 

FROM i A, 



SUBJECT: NATIONALIST PARTY OF PUERTO RICO 
INTERNAL SECURITY - I 



LaNr-H "£•''*' ^ 




To answer certain questions concerning the \ 
delinquency of the Communist front desk in the Internal — — - 
Security faction raised by the Director in connection with 
Mr. Ladd'sl memorandum of November 7, 1950, which is attached* 

Details * | W^^^/^. r "■ 

JRelatiue to the congestion on the Communist front 
desk, the {director noted "I think Baumgardner should be 
censured if he did not take this, congestion up with Belmont," 

Please be advised that Mr.nlatimgardner did take 
up this congestion with me. Since the start of the Korean 
situation \the re has been a very heavy influx of work into 
the Internal Security Section and I haw been in close touch 
with Mr. Baumgardner in an effort to keep the work current. 
On the desk in question much of the congestion arose from 
requests submitted by the Immigration and Naturalisation Service 
for information regarding numerous Communist front organisations. 
During the latter part of September and early October, approxi- 
mately 20\requests of this nature which could be distributed 
to other Supervisors in the Internal SecurUti Section^ 
were so distributed for immediate handlin^ib^^^j^dje 
the congestion. ' — --—... ,..,/ _ 

The director also inquired ft Why diin't B7ltot(t assign 

Supervisors from other parts of the Division?" . ,,~-,J 

! jLshould have AoM r AQj For your information, in the 
past we have shifted 'Supervisors from section to section whenever 
a need iit a particular section becomes paramount* At the present 
time, 7 Supervisors have been transferred on temporary assignment 
to the Internal Security Section from the Correlation Section to 
work on Security Index Cards. I will watch this closely and 
wherever there appears to be a need to "balance the load 11 shifts 
will be made. 

Attachment 

i 

AHBibar 'i 






December 2&* i$50 





Mr.. Alan fi* Belmont 
Federal Bureau of Investigation; 
United States Department of Justice 
Washington^ D. C 



Dear Mr.* Belmont: 



U<33 "" 

ftos«* 
Tra<y 

-tiarbo 



t&lioont 






I My> been advised of the 
courtesies you 'extended; the Chief of the 
Investigative Unit of th$ Cuban Army , 
Major Clemente Gomez S^^re* and his aide* 
Captain* Orlando Garcidt^glesia^ while they , 
were visiting the Burihu recentl ^^""^ ^^^ 




These off£c30S&Were indered &m . , 
pr^ss^d with the he&ful and undersfmdi f ng $ 

manner in which undiscussed general in- *<X*L* 
ternal security on3" espionage matter^ with ~&fr? -* 
*fc#r*; I tpani yoiT^o &»oh> of my dir&ere tan*^ 
preciation for your fine service* — * ■ 

^ # Edgar Hoover 
car: Mr. Lcyid fP ,<$ ;(7^ 



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ALAN H. BELMONT , 

INSPECTOR IN CHARGE, SECURITY DIVISION . 

ENTERED ON DUTY: November 30, 1936 

GRADE AND SALARY: GS-14, $9,400 

OFFICE PREFERENCE: No preference 




INSPECTOR HARBO: 

Mr. Belmont has been Inspector in Charge of the Security 
Division s % ince February 27j 1950. He has a very good background 
fpr this assignment^ having served for several years as ASAC in 
New York where he handled Security matters. Mr. Belmont is above 
average in appearance and personality* He~ is enthusiastic and a 
hard worker. He is an independent thinker and possesses good 
analytical ability. The general organisation and administration 
of the Security Division was found to be goodj and Mr. Belmont 
was quick to benefit from suggestions by the Inspector concerning 
items which could be improved. 




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Inspection Report 
Security Division 
Inspector R. T. Harbo 
November 17 j 1950 



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mmbvr 18/1956 



A.-il BEW0 



mtfmm of awg&rig&na ■* - 
jjomber 18,, pso ' ;V" \ ; : 



"■■■'• ■■■'* this toning frm -9t09m^W di50 ^ T didomm^ w^h , : \ 

all Supervisors of the" Security ^ . 

problem ®hich I kld'^m I felt^ I told "....'.'. 

( tta the* m# discuss i on ms directed }o each one^ of thm personally 
■« : . as part^of ihe Security division fihtyh-i&Mnilinp the toM important , 
, ' atfrfr' of the Mnm today* ' I advised thek that it'ms apparent /roji. 

me of the discussions > mong .Supervisors that there msa failure': , 
.;' %t- think clearly and iahely a0 that Conclusions had been reached . ■- , 
/ which showed an ignotmce of [thC; backgmvM which lay behind necessary 
. ; debisiom of the Bureau* .... ' . . ■ ■" -.,-' .'■'-■..,. ■ • 

.' I told thi Supervisors to clear their ninds^ 
as I wanted to give ifhefo som : fatrt$*;i V J y •■■•; ' / < '■■;,, :.;'-■'■' 

First* a?iM regard to ike >«<^,»t"^^-jIttnBfli"^p<!Wt^f f : ■ 
Conference which ran for about three: hours, and twenty ninutm I told 
" : 'tftem tWs Conference ms- originally scheduled for two kmt* from , 
4:30 to 6:30 'p^s that som of. the, speakers apparently had been , ''^'/ * 
fascinated by the sound of their own vcices, as 'a result of which they 
' w#t over the scheduled Urn* In^additton^ it was necessary f of , ' ./. 
.!.Vj?r; iHchoh'to mke certain unscheduled cements at thj^nference* 
I told then that as a Mtt,er of fact you had been cor^^m i because 
.•-■ the 'Conference, lasted $o long mdhad< raised, a de^im^siion a& ''-;■■ t 

to why the movie was not mi out when- it wdsjy^mi 
'':':■ -was going too long $ T advised : thm thatmm^inf^ 
. 'had been ordered for this length of tiwjordi 

reasons wa.s so-mch balderdash* t ,,.;,/. '. 

The Supervisors, were advised that I wanted to give- the® the - 
' background on why iim$ necessary for every Supervisor H.pitch in 
' and pull kiiji^'i^-t^ : pf€:^nt Mm?" It was pcinted out that as far ' 
:-... 'back as July and Aj^ust'yWiib the adiUionil work rihatms confronting 
■ 4he Bureau^ mch,;as the plant infomani progrm* American Legion / , » ■ 
contact pro grm 9 the broadening of our iase for security inve$Mgatiom$ 
: the increasl. in .espionage miters, and the ovqryall increase in our mri s 
^. it be erne appare0 iUt pf shouU take steps to get ourselves in a . 
^—f&Bition to handle the increased load* At that Mine pu issued specific;. 
Z^hEstryctiOtts, "$!&£■ every $9$sible effort ■ bfcwfa to increase the ;■;■'. 
^^f&rsonnel. in the Bureau to handle the anticipated load* Inw&dipte : 
!twZ31sps were taken y no$ only in the field but at the Smt of Government / 



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a^onj the Cupervts?^sto; c#t additionaX personnel* %%en it became 
apparent i y :at v:a could not increase pur ^&rsonnel frox no» trained 
in lav?* ±h& re^ircie^ts zero denied to inclzdp collect? ar^C^atec and 
an intensive ca^paijn has been an4 is bain* conducted fa oet additional 
zcrsonneli j pointed? out £*-#£ ve ceulgj of course, fill the Purcau 
&ith riff-raff in a couple of i?<?efrc, hut t:^nt neither the Supervisors 
nor anyone dec wanted tc loi er at$ndaPds of personnel bn accc^tinj 
intXivi mXs Lh% did not favd the ^Qfsongl qualifications to /ill the 

40** , _ . . _ _ - ; / ; . - 

In s:*$t& of intensive efforts 1 to iicrease our p&reonnclf 
i:\tch zre still pHng on^ pith ♦*$» Ajent classes start in J everu 

vtco};^ it vas apparent that th& responsibilities o? ttia bureau coultf 
mt be net in this nanner clone* fhercfore^ in &eptc?^er* &it& October 




otherwise? ^ou: reluctant Itj agreed to a si^Ca^j pach and t f Mt *jou, had 
htfXG eff as lany as r,m could* 

. jr pointed put that pit.cn viih We si£~dqv f<?<?7; it ras 
apparent on a f atrial basic t\$t nd h&& tc iahe further steps* X 
poinded put that the great izaj&riti of the additional tor% confron iny 
the bureau arises ti£ht hero in the i*ecu?i$v pSvisitin; i^ai security 
prohX^cis &r& responsible for the tremendous increase in rar\> *cn& cc»y 
&f_ the &#rgcation?i-hayp cezi& right /ran the Supervisors herd in the 
Mtision because the Supervisors rcaliza the ahsolptp necessity for 
the lurea^ to he in a position to handle its responsibilities. Jf 
pointed out that we &re not t&lzing on additional wort fop ^hc fun 
of it or to establi&h a p$® ep record^ but became*? under present torld: 
Conditions %& is ahsgXutely, essential that we prepare ourselves tc 
handle the ^raxendaisk $oh ve Kill have t$ So if the JOctcon Pr&pfGr 
and bureau isap plans ave put into effect on short notice, 1 point p& 
ptzt f : iat ^\<?r€? v:a$n : f t a single Supervisor in the roon izho could, £a;^ 
ihat Wg i*crd rea&rj to neet out responsibilities in full at a nonent f £ 
notice and until &e e&ul4 -c&i? t~\&tj there wasn't a single £upcrvic$r 
'i;ho did nai v:ctnt to 4iirp in and Co everything he pos&iblTj- could to 
pet us prepared* £ pointed out that X &i<$ not hat?c to ieXl il&petvisors 
in &c Cecurity &ivisi<m of these responsibilities since they tpre 
tizrhinj #n he:i cvcrtjC&y cgc? Vnc& uShci ther tefe; ihat our rcs^Qtt&i~ 
Militias are ahselutalyj* vital to each SypctviooT^ *o the Surjtc^ & 
$q the co^r^iri^ 

As to i f h$ natter of x*vcrtiT»Cj I pointed out th^f this is 
ciziply a fccitcr cf tMthcziqtiesj that if p0 cla not appl'j oursclpcfr; 
tee cannot kog&.t& handle £h4 xzorfc r«? ^r«? £7cttin;^ and an indiui^al 



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jtmoiiAsteri pop. Tn. mtsaron. 

■>■■■' ■ iii i i i.nmii i l ii m i > w — mi — i wx .i miii w. mf 

^sor*£ans*- -$&<rff rwa* rcg22#e -fefttf q&solufte need fa> handle this, vork* 
X adpisdd thea that there p&$ no rule- and there never* had be#n 
a rule thai .each Supervisor put in teo hour& a day or any other 
•caoeat* of tine j but there certainly; vas a need to put in additional 
tine in, vieu of <tll the sir distances*. I pointed out further that 
tv pas mat definitely unjust for one Supervisor o? one group £f 
Supervisors to dig in pnd ify to novo their vqrk **y pitting in 
Additional time* vyhile other Supervisors failed td do so* X advised 
that what iqu wanted izas a sharing of the: load and for 9verg n&n to 
pull his equal share of the load* X told thitx frankly if x£e had 
neji pAp. did not feel this vau a^oui %t and did hot vent to apply 
themselves* X tfanfed other ne& irk here cfto vouldfeel that pay about 
it* 

I told the Supervisor^ that X Map the great najorityj of 
then did not need &ny pep talk as theu realized tlie need for the 
mves the Bureau had nade* but X thought th&y should hdv$ $his 
background in order to settle any questions in *their ni&ds* I tojid 
then thai the norst thing that Muld hqppen to any &an is : to start 
feeling sorrtf^for hin&clf or to get into the frcae Qf nind where he 
dram wrong conclusions with0ut bothering to check into the facts* 

I pointed out that reports coning in fron the field 
<*f fives indicated that the field offices tferc putting in considerable 
ev&rtine to $r& to &eep their V)ork in shape* As e$m?le$j X pointed 
vup that the av&ra$£ Agent %n San Pi ego. had put in *E?? r hours and 
forPj ninute& in Septe^bSr* dnd at Ifonpao Citys; t&o hours md thirty 
three Minutes* JzhilQ tfie, average Agent in £Jc% fork* a targe office^ 
had put in veil over an hour average %n spHtc- of transportation 
difficulties* I pointed put that assignment here at the geat of 
Cpp'orn&pnt is n: prof erred assignment and a^ove all i:e have to carry 
our fair share of the load. „ 

Xthen opened a discussion of questions* &nd in 
appro$ir$atc£$ twenty ninutes answered c&y questions tihat pere brought 
up by the variaus Supervisors an an infernal basis* 

?her& is no question in ny nind fhat the response to this 
Ggnferencg £-g& excellent and that it &as vary nuch worthwhile to let 
the Supervisor^ %no& th6 vhy$ and ®h$refores on, soxo of theoe prohlens* 
X like&ise <ri v,£ri< sure t\d$ the Supervisors in the Ceeurifp Mvision 
are going $<> $Q th&ir utmost to p*eet ahe re$p3ns,i5ili*«ies vith vhich 
®c are faced* 



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STANDARD rom^NO. 64 



Office Memorandum 





UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 



TO 



FROM 



SUBJECT: 



MFU TOISON 
J* P. MOHR 



DATE: 



11/2/50: 



, SDMMAHT OF 07EHPIHE * - - * , - 

SEAT OF <XJVEE?1MOT SUPERVTSOKS ' - 

September 1950 , . ~ . * 

* There is attached a tabulation, of the overtime performed at the , 
Seat of Government by the various Supervisors during the month of September^ 
This tabulation is. broken dovn by divisions and by sections trithin the 
respective divisions ♦ It also records the bvertsone performed by each of* " 
the Assistant Directors; as well as ^the.Spedial Agents supervising the ; - 
respective sections in the various divisions/ Briefly the overtime per-, • * 
formed for all Supervisors at the Seat of Government as veil as by 
divisions and by Assistant Directors is set forth; as follows: 




Total Number 

' of * 
Agents 



Total All Divisions^ 

Identification* Division 
3 9 Jo Tracy 

Training and Inspection Division 



33t 

6 



Daily Average Per 
Agent Based on 20 
Working Days in Sept 
/_Jtours. . _:Minutes * 
1 14 



2 
3 



It 
54 



Administrative Division 
Wo B., Glavin" *- 

Eecofds .and. Opmmunications Division 
!• Bo Nichols 

Security ^Divisifin 
B /A. H; Beln^^J ' . 

Investigative Division 
Alex Eosea 

Laboratory 

E.-T. Harbo 

Mr. laad'e Office 

d; m. iaaa 



The Assistant. Director ^'and Special* 
Agents in <£is- division dp not sign 
in and- out oh their registers and. 
therefore it is, not possible to, 
prepare ah overtime report, 



10 

11 
51 

17 
15 

52 
39 

35 
39 

13 
39 




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'3n explication of the foregoing It should he noted that during 
the month of 'September the clerical employees of the Identification 
Division were on a 6-day *week and approximately one half of the 27^ 
hours of overtime performed "by the Supervisors in the Identification " 
'Division during the month of September was performed T>y Agent Super- 
visors working on Saturday, 
a . 

The .same situation Is *tf*@Vith respect to the Supervisors 
assigned to the Records Section since the Records Section was also on 
a 6-day week* The Supervisors assigned to that section performed ap- 
proximately '12« hours of overtime on. Saturdays out of a total of 380 
hours of voluntary overtime for the Records Section during the month 
of September. 

Certain portions of the Administrative Division were placed on 
a 6-day week commencing September l6> 1950 and as a result a few 
Supervisors were required to work a full day on Saturdays therehy 
accumulating some overtime for that reason. However > the percentage 
of this overtime performed in the Administrative Division is small 
compared to the total, overtime .performed hy the Supervisors of 19^9 hours 
during: the month^of 'September. '"-"'". - — - - ^ -\ 

It is noted -that the Assistant Director and Special Agents of 
the Training and Inspection Division do not sign in and out on the< 
registers in accordance with> previous approval . This procedure was 
approved inasmuch as the Supervisors in the Training and Inspection 
Vision report for duty in various "buildings^ such as the Identifica- 
tion Division Building aM at Quantico^ to furnish instruction before 
various classes and for that reason it was proposed and approved that 
they not he required to sign in and out on the registers. The practice 
in the Training and Inspection Division is for the Supervisors to, call 
in in the morning and report their arrival and the register is simply 
checked without recording the actual time of arrival. The Supervisors, 
are not required to sign out in the evening provided they leave after 
5s30 p.m. nor are they required to call Mr; Clegg's Office. 

I feel that the .Supervisors in this division* should "be^ required 
to sign in and out on the registers in the same maimer as Supervisors 
in other divisions. I think it should he a requirement; that the 
Supervisor regardless of where he is when calling In to'Mri .Clegg's 
Office reporting his presence should specifically state his exact time 
of arrival and that should he,;recorded on the register, ^Furthermore 
I think the Supervisor should he required to call in at night and re- 
port to the clerk on- duty In Mr. Clegg's Office, the fact that he^is 
departing and his exact* time of departure should he recorded on the 
register. If Mr. Clegg's Office closes hefore the Supervisor departs 
la the evening., he can report his. departure the next morning when he 
ca22s in to report his arrival. In that way the registers In the 
Training and Inspection Division would accurately record the time of 
arrivals and departures for the Assistant Director 'ahd"'ihe Special ' r 

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Agent Supervisors .assigned to the Training ana Inspection Division. « 

* It, T > * 

From a review of the attached report , it is very ohvlous that . 
there is not an equitafcle distribution of the overtime performed in 
the various, divisions and there is also an unequitable distribution 
of "the overtime performed in the various sections within the divisions . 

* * As an -example, the .Security Division. Supervisors have "been per-, 
forming an" average of 1 hour and 17 minutes per day .overtime during 
the month of September ^ yet during the month of September the' Super- 
visors in the Correlation-Liaison Section performed only **3 minutes overtime 
per working day while the Supervisors in the loyalty Section have, only * , 
"been performing 33 minutes per day. , ^ 

Also the S»upervis6rs in* the Investigative Division have "been , 
performing ,an t average of 52 minutes per working day overtime, yet' the 
Supervisors in the Crimtoal Section have "been averaging 37. minutes per 
day. Ihe Special Inquiry Section which handles applicant investiga- 
tions has ; "been performing 1 hour and 6 minutes per day. 

Ihe laboratory has "been putting in an average of 35 minutes, per 
Jay overtiag, the Document Section Supervisors putting in 2k minutes / 
per day, the Pfiysici-Cheffilstry ^Section 23^Mnutes^per-day-and ; the - —„- "_ ^ 
Badio-Electeical Section putting in an^ average of 52 m&mtes pe^dayv, 

' The attached report also very definitely reflects that the 
Supervisors ,in the Administrative Division have "been putting, in ari ovevf^^^^^ 
whelming amount, of voluntary overtime as well as sOTe v of" v the"Supervisors 'f~2^ 
In the Becords and Cojmmmlcations Division ♦ . • ; 

r ' \ ' I point out the foregoing particularly with respect to ' the 
Security Diyisbn where an additional six Supervisors have recently 
heeh; ordered to the Internal Security Section in order to. help with * * .. 
the* work pending in that section, yet it is ohserved the 38 Supervisors 
assigned to that section put in 1 hour^and 37 minutes overtime. .during , 
the month pf September. Recently additional Supervisors were ordered ^ .- 
to the Loyalty Section ta talce cafe °f -the* increased loyalty \wqrk yet v * 
the 22 Supervisors in that\section were averaging 33/minutes overtime ^ -/* 
per day during, the month ?of\ September. * J " 1 v ^ v 

' . . . Also; additional Supervisors were ordered in to the Special' 
Inquiry Section of the Investigative Division, which section handles 
applicant investigations, where 32 Supervisors dufiig the month of; „ " . , 
September were averaging 1 hour and'S minutes* per working day and 'the r * - * 
.total of 75 Supervisors for the entire division were only averaging , ' 
52 minutes per working day; * ' . * - - - 

3b. It is recommended that this matter of tmequitahle/dlstrihuf 
tiori of overtime in the 'various, divisions at the Seat of Government 

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oil; 'the part of the Special Agent Supervisors he discussed at the Executives 
Conference . > 

2* It is also recommended" that the Training and Inspection Division 
3be* required effective immediately to have .their Supervisors 1 hours of. vork_ 
recorded, on the sign-in and sign-out registers, I- think it is desirable/to* 
'have the procedures .uniform at the Seat of Government and I also think it is 
desirable to know the amount of overtime' performed ty the Supervisors in the 
Training and Inspection Division as well as the other divisions at the- Seat 
of Government. » 


















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-. ,-ItECORD OP PHJiStCAL EXAMINATION OF OFFICERS jiND SPECIAL AGENTS 
,j*; ' 1 -FEDERAL 'BUjQu*-6F- INVESTIGATION, V: 'S. ,DEP/Q«ENT OF JUSTICE 



CC-270 
.(l*lr60) *, 



NAME 



GIKOHT, Alan H? 



AGE Ji^YE ARS t J^_j_MONTHS 



NATIVITY(state of birth V N f Y» MARRIED. -SINGLE. WIDOWED: Married" NUMBER OF 'CHILDREN; 1 

FAMILY HISTOR Y- -Father and mother 'living and well, . * ' ' "' '" *'? ; ' ^ ; 

■-" : ■■' ' ■-■:•"■- ^ ^••■:— { 

HISTORY OF "ILLNESS OR INJURY *. Usual childhood diseases « Kidhev -'stone -£9lt9. Kink in urete r J 
1939* Feels fine. No dysuria« - No nocturia/** *' .'.' ■ ^ Vrf ; . i- 



HEAD AND FACE 



n^g, frvftgnf; apa .feV^vr. 



EYES: PUPILS, (size, shape, reaction to light and distance, etc.) y***?- 

DISTANT VISION RT. 20/ 20 corrected to 20/ t _ 

LT. 20/ 20 



<\' * r - 4 i 



COLOR PERCEPTION 



, corrected to 20/ ^, 

Normal* AQG ^i 



. * (state edition of'Stilling's "places or Lamps' used) 

DISEASE OR ANATOMICAL nttPTgflTS r>ficr, 



EARS: HEARING RT. -WHISPERED VOICE ^ /l5* CONVERSATIONAL SPEECH /jS 1 ' 

- — - - LT. -WHISPERED* VOIC E - ^ / l5'* CONVERSATIONAL- SPEEC H' " * 7 l5'; 
DISEASE OR DEFECTS ■ \ ? * neg. J ' 

NOSE "" ■' - neg» ■ - ■ # ~ _L____ 



SINUSES' 



(Disease or. aha;t6m'ica"r defect, obstruction, etc. Slate, degree)' 



nss±. 









TONGUE, PALATE, PHARYNX, LARYNX, TONSILS . *^ ^S*. I £7- <& (f^ ^^rfh/^Ajf, 



f-l 



Sottroho^ 



ftrt****«-»4»i*i.*i<*<«<t*|it.v** »*-,**■**« 



TEETH AND CUMS(disease or anatomical defect); ,^ 

-MISSING TEET H As TttrHoatad O frg* "" ' \ % "± V V|* ^*r^*V^bcfi^^^ 



NONVITAL TEETH- 



C% 



PERI API CAL -DISEASE- 
MARKED MALOCCLUSION 
PYORRHEA ALVEOLARIS" 



<v: 



TEETH ^REPLACED BY -BRIDGES Removable bridge 5 
> > 2:.7,'lO-> Satisfactory- / 

DENTURES: ' -: ' - 

REMARKS-? « '-..»■ . * r ; ' 




'fc ~ 



P. A; lioore 



GENERAL BUILD AND APPEARANCE. 

TEMPERATURE 

HEIGHT 3 ! 

WEIGHT 



-Medium sthenic 



(Signature of Dental Officer) 



JO 



CHEST AT EXPIRATION^ 
CHEST AT INSPIRATION* 



111 



U3 



-167 



CIRCUMFERENCE OF* ABDOMEN AT UMBILICUS 



RECENT 4 GAIN OR LOSS? AMOUNT AND CAUSE - 1$ lbs* (8- fcons,)' 



37 



SKIN, HAIR, AND GLANDS ^ riGtr. excexst for xanthoma mid-cutaneoiis mesial posterior of upper eye- 

NECK ('abnormalities, thj^r y id gTarid, trachea I^larvrix) neg« ■ ' » - . ^ " " lirdsfr NCP) 

- — ! — : - : — - : ~" ' ~ ,^\ 

SPINE #ND EXTREMITIES' '(bones, joints, muscles, feet) . ne S« .. , , ~ . 



* * * 




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THORAX (size, shape,-* movement. r^jage.s mediastinum ^ ^ -*heR*> f \ 
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM, BRONClBT, LUNGS, PLEURA. ETC." ne£*T 



RESPIRATORY SYSTEM, BRONCITf, LUNGS, PLEURA, ETC. 
Chesfc XTray nez* . „. ^ ,_ 



-**7 



CARPI Or VASCULAR -SYSTEM */- ne S*< ; 



HEART (note all signs of cardiac involvement) s*neg'« 
ECG *- Tidrmal * ' - -r . 



pulse: before exercise. 
After": exercise 1 



m * i : 



22_ 



OK. . 



" THREE MINUTES AFTE R : ^8(J 
CONDITION OF ARTERIES "' " ' 
CONDITION: OF" VEINS '" . " . ' " '* "OK". i' 

- " ■ i ' ■ ; /■ » 



BLOOD PRESSURE : SYSTOLIC 128 

DIASTOLI C 78 , 

CHARACTER" OF TULSE^C 

HEMORRHOIDS^ " 



nor** 



^ABDOMEN AND PELVIS (condition of wall, scars, herniae r abnormality of visceraJL 

t - ' * ' i r * i A , 'J _ " * * * 



rteg. 



GENITO-URINARY SYSTEM. 



nesV 



URINALYSIS: SP\ GR. 1 Rifi : . AgB. " noV. , SUGAR n^g T MICROSCOPICAL Pars 

VENEREAL, DISEASE " iieg» ' / ' // '. s , smiamoiis 



&WBC 



NERVOUS SYSTEM: 



neg» 



ROMBERG^ lfeET. 

reflexes; superfi 
serological tests 



(organic or functional disorders) 

.INCOORDINATION {gk\t K speech). 



ne& 



CIAX negi, / ' . ', . ' DEEPfknee/ .ankle,, el bow Y tteg. 

{ Kahn-n$g. * - - BllbOD TYPE » Al Rh /„ 



TREMORS neg. 



ABNORMAL PSYCHE .(neurasthenia, psychasthenic, depression, instability, worries). 



. . ne 2* 



V**. *" v< 



SMALLPOX VACCINATION: DATE^OF LAST VACCINATION 
TYPHOID PROPHYLAXIS: NUMBER OF COURSES > 



, „ »W 



nOT^e- 



.a 



DATE OF LAST COURSE 



REMARKS QN ABNORMALITIES NOT OTHERWISE NOTED OR SUFFICIENTLY DESCRIBED ABOVE. 



I' , . ' ' 








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. SUMMARY OF DEFECTS 


Spe 


skin 


re 


xanthoma 


u 


frer 


eye 


-lids 


i I«JD) AID) " DEDTAL reoor t . : ". " " 


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_ — . 






w - . * 










* " * J-* *■* _ 



CAPABLE OF PERFORMING, .DUTIES INVOLVING 



Stroma; c 



PHYSICAL .EXERTION 



.(yes 



s or no 



IS THIS INDIVIDUAL PHYSICALLY FIT TO PARTICIPATE IN- 'RAIDS AND APPREHENSION "OF 'CRIMINALS 

WHICH MIGHT ENTAIL THE PRACTICAL USE' OF FIREARM S iTnc ' 

(when no is given state cause) - 1 ■ - . 

FINDINGS, RECOMMENDATIONS' AND -REMARKS (as per boards, when necessary) 
RM3. Fasting Blood Sugar (.8$ normal 11-28-56) _ 



DATE OF EXAMINATION^ 
EUPLOTEE'<S INITIALS* 



Nov. 6. 19ft ) 



C> F.*P*rtc 



Cdr (MC) U3H- 



12-12-50 



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January $Z f 1951 





lir'. Alan H. JBalnont 

Fedorai Burotu. of Invoctig&tlon 

Vconingtdn, D. 0. 



Doar Vtv. Bolnont: 

In connection wXth tfao Unifcrn Prcnotion Act,. I u»a 
Ih&eocL pie-cod to aivlco you t.n.at ycu Lave been reoosooncLeoL 
for promotion ;D?aa Optoa po* cnnun to £$600 per annua in 
&rado as 1**, effective v-ahuary 7, 1951. 



Sincoroiy ycura, 



2 



otf»* 



John na~&r jHoover 
..Directed 












W * 



ce: Movement 



T0196P 




Clear 

oUTin 

Nie&ole * 

Rosen ' 


JW:oid 


Tr»cy' 


Harto 




flelnont 




Tele, ftooa 
Neaee 


y 


Oaafly 



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January 3, ibsi. 



PF2?3.-Ar,. Mh'i aVl?Ml'!7lAZ 







LV. Alan JT„ ^olviont 

Federal Bxrcay of Investigation 

Zaahtinj-bon, JD. C* 




Bear tlr, ^clr&ryb: 










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f;?c Bureau ia in receipt of the report of *<*;<* 
physical ezazdnati6n afforded you at the United States 
ftaval Hospital^ SeihesHa? Uaryland s on Uovaz&cr C s 10^0* 

Thi$ report reflett0 that you have no, disqualify- 
ing physical defect a* The cleotrodardiogran afforded you 
in this connection vas within normal Units and the rp ults 
of the Pasting n loo$ $z:gar taut vere also norzal* 

The Soard of Examining Physicians of the United 
States Zfxval hospital reports that yon are capable of per~ 
forcing strenuous physical exertion an*X haver no physical 
defects that voyld inict/crb ^ith your participation in 
raids or other corti involving the practical, use offire~ 
artzs* 



Uttt * 



Sm:tck 




H*rt>o 

Belmont 

ftohr 



tele. Rooa^ 
Neas e 

OaaJy 




John Hd^ar Hoover 
Directory 




ALL ICTFOguflTOM CONTAINED 
HEPEII IS' UNCLASSIFIED ,EXC^JgJ|. 
WHERE SHOWN OTHERWISE ' ./'* 



EXBIWED FROH AUTOMATIC 

DEt^lsiFICATION 

AUTHORITY DERIVED FROH: 

FBI AUTOMATIC DECLASSIFICATION GUIDE 

EXEMPTION CODE 25X(1) 

DATE 09-21-2010 



>wft 



February 6, 19 5L 




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MEMO RAND UM FOR MR, .*TOLSON 

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VYesterday I saw'Mr. Belmont who is in -charge of the Security 
Diyisibii and discussed with -Mm. my concern over $he very poor supervision of the 
Legal Attaches 1 woxfk and the cases handled by this Bureau abroad, particularly 
referring to the situation which has developed in Paris through the poor judgment 
of Legal Attache West and the Jmnrhner gimf>rviflinn nf hl«s \^r!r *ifc th*» S#»»F. rif 

Gover nments | 

mm I discussed with him also the concern which I had over the failure di the/3) 

Security Division to properly review various directives which are submitted 1xr*~ 
ihe Bureau for consideration jby other agencies before being issued having in 
mind particularly the recent directive which would force the Bureau to Establish, 
a courier system between the Seat of Government and the field offices |or the 
transmission of top secret or classified material^ I told Mr, Belmont that I 
felt there had not been the proper care or attention given to the reviewing of 
these matters; that I wanted his staff to be particularly alert to see that .there 
were no matters concurred in ^^^^pri^^^Skwerejpreju^ci^ to the Bureaus 
interests and operations. „ V "***" ~-~ ^lii(f%^^^\7j(^ 

[ 1 also spoke to Mr, Belmpnt about the no location o£(ClAjta the etf^^^ 
that we would discontinue investigating any of their personnel in"Ene^dture« 1 A^ 
told Mir* Belmont that as a matter of fact lhad not yet reaphed a decision in, fj / ^ 
this matter when I was informed; by (General Smithjjin charge of|6^^ that ourjj^ (/(J 
liaison representative hadinformed him that ^uch ,a decision had laeen made. I ^~ 
told Mr. Belmpnt that 1 iiad inquired as to whether therc*jwas any Reason, whysuch 
a decision could not j*$ made and 1 was awaiting word from l&r- Ladd, but apparently 
there had been some misunderstanding and theSiaison&ection had been instructed^ 
to notifyfCeneral Smithjf that decision. I told Mr. Belmont that I thought thdM^t^) 
matter had been bandied very crudely and very ineptly; that there was ho reason^ ^\ 
to riotify^I^of this decision until such time asfcIAjnigKt request us to mak< 
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cie^_had keen shopping around injegAJfor positions because of the undesirable working rSl 
0Uvln — eonditions in the Bureau* but tfiat these same supervisors were not content to vrorKy 
Z Tn' is{£ IAjat the same salary and grade received in the FBI but desired a higher grade/ $J 
T«Lcy_and salary which seemed to be somewhat incongruous, l { told Mr. Belmont that >\ . 
J^-^J-thbught it was imperative that he insure we had a compact and enthusiastic A.W- 

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forking tearii in the Security Division and that any malcontents nc>w in thai 
division, should certainly be spotted and eliminated/) 

I told Mr. Bcltodnt also that 1 wanted to make cdrt&in that the Liaison 
Section ^representatives at the other jgovernmentaLagencies were thoroughly 
*£ive at all times to the Bureau'? interests. \ ^stated I felt tie Liaison Section 
representatives had donean Excellent job todate» but I wanted to be certain that 
the cordiality and* sociability which ^?cre essential to our operations, would not 
be accepted at face value, but that we mrist be constantly alert that certain, agencies 
are not basically friendly to the Burfean and we must therefore be always alert 
to the protection pfifhe B^rfeau's interests in all relations. 

\I must say that after talking with Mr *« Belmont I wa£ not certain that 
I had made any impression upon bim whatsoever^ He is developing more and 
mofrfe this sd- called ^dead.fish ft reaction which is rather discouraging in talking 
to him. ) 

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Office Memorandum 



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m. TOLSON 



UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 



DATE: 1/10/51 



FR0M • J. P. MOHR 
SUBJECT: M&ECTORS 



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December 2%, 1950, fromffr. H. L. Edwards to Mr. Vlavin, which 
recommends that Special Agent Gerald C.jhearty of the Training 

and Inspection Division be reallocated to Grade GS-14, $8800 pe - 

annum in view of the fact that Mr. Gearty is performing insDectiorpw 
duties in the Training and Inspection Division, ' _ 




Jou inquired concernjn^ho^wmny Inspectors we have at the 
present Uie^wil^^ftetr^fade and silaries and their assignments. 'The 
la&Ji&JMtyl^ rating of Inspector and they are all 

in Grade GS-14: 



Security Division 

Administrative Division 

Investigative Division 

Training and Inspection Division 

Training and Inspection Division 

Security Division 

Security Division 

Training and Inspection Division 

Records and Communications Division 

Training and Inspection Division 

Training and Inspection Division 

Mr. Tolson's Office 

Training and Inspection Division 

Director's Office 

Investigative Division 

Training and Inspection Division 

Identification Division 

Of the foregoing, Messrs. Carhmjkng and hughten are en- 
gaged m full-time inspection duties. Mzonnelley also conducts some 
field- inspections when he is not on speciaT assignment. Mr. Harbo has 
also assisted the Training Division during the past calendar year in 
conducting some inspections. ,^' f ^ Mn ra,wr — , ™^ — ? 

• n a A'?* A r0m Md ' C ' Party's W^6rMoi--dFT^ikly 

m Grade 08-13, are doing the same type of inspe^n'mrTMitiel 'rain- 
ing and Inspection Division as Messrs. Long and :! cMsonr^rindJcateH 
in the attached memorandum, Mr. Gearty has now qiialifiedwvTumtike 
field Inspector and I feel he should be reallocated ,'to *.&<$& flaSSilZ4 at' 



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Callahan 


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J. «/, iMcGuire 


*F. H.hclntire 


•JT. R.lMcIntire 


J. P.}Mohr 


*T, E.^Naughten 


G. A.jHease 


L. R. ^Pennington 


V« S.^'Rogers 


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Training and Inspe ction Division is presently giving consideration to 
his Promotion in the near future after an opportunity has been given 
to review his most recent field inspe ction. 

It will be observed, therefore , that the only two employees 
who mill be involved in such a promotion program are Messrs* G-. C m 
Gearty and B, C. Brown. Under the circumstances 3 I recommend that 
Ur, Gear-by, who has now qualified as a full-time field Inspector, be 
reallocated at this time to Grade 3S-14, $8800 per annum. 



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Dear Belmont: 



Miss Sandy has conveyed to me your message 
about your reaction to my testimony before the Kefauvezr 
Committee yesterday tnornihg and X w^nt^op jtd; kuovr 
that I am indeed ;gratefui for ? ypur comments. It \va^ 
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For inclusion in *the\fund l to be paid to the designated beneficiary of any Special 
Agent of the FBI .who has previously 4 contributed to, this iund and who dies from any cause 
except self-destruction while employed as a Special .Agent, I am forwarding herewith (by 
CHECK - MSHEPORDER) the sum of $10, payable to the Chief Clerk of the FBI, to be included 
in said fund. Payment will be made for death by self-destruction after the Agent has been 
a member of the-fund^for twoiyears. It is understood, and.agreed ; that theVsum, tendered' 
herewith is ^voluntary, gratuitous contribution U said fund which J[ understand' is to* 
be administered ,in- the following manner. * IvOlMft Q1fl&fl / 




The Director of the FBI will appoint. a committee which shall consider all matters 
pertaining to the acquisition, safe keeping and expending of said fund, *which, committee*, 
will recommend appropriate action to the Director in pertinent matters. ^The Chief Clerk 
of the, FBI sliall receive ^11 contributions and account for same< to the Director; Upon 
the death of ,any Special Agent who, is a member of said fund the, appointed -committee will, 
consider the case and submit a recommendation to the Director as to its conclusions. Ap- 
propriate '-instructions will then-be issued ,to -the-Chief Clerk r directing-him-to pay to 

the designated beneficiary the sum of $10,000. The following .person is designated as my 
beneficiary for FBI Agents 1 Insurance Fund: 



Name #rs» Loretta Belmont 



Relationship 



Date 



2/20/51 



Address ^235 South 36th St., Fairlington, Arlington, Virginia 

The following person is designated as my beneficiary under the Chas. S, Boss 
Fund providing $1500 cteath benefit to beneficiary, of agents killed in line of .duty. 

Name ^TS. Loretta Belmont Relationship f*/* , Date 2/S0/5l 

Address 4235 South 36th St. t Fairl'ington f Arlington > Virginia 

Very truly. yours, 

Special Agent 





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an interview we should conduct U and not permit the subject of the interview io 
take it over. [ 

I spoke to Mr. JSMAbi about the delay in effecting the transfer of Special 
Agent Bellinger from the [Washington f ield Office to Cleveland and noted that it 
will take one month before we will be able to get this Agent to Cleveland* Mr, Stein 
informed me tbat the delay had been caused by the fact that this man baa been in 
conversion with Mr. Mdhr and Mr. Naase and that in addition this man has 
a family reunion coming up the latter part el this month in his home state of 
North or South Carolina which the Agent desired to attend, and that further this 
Agent is desirous of marrying some young lady in Washington, 0* C. to whom he 
is engaged and which marriage will take place next Summer. I asked Mr. Stein 
how long it would take for this man to conclude his work and he told me one and 
one-half daysi so it would appear that this entire Bureau has deterred to the desires 
and whims of this problem! Agent. Mr* Stein told me that when he last talked to 
Mr. Bellinger and told him he should start to leave for Cleveland al the earliest 
possible date Mr. Bellinger said he would again take his case up with a higher 
Bateau official. Mr. Stein told me that he had contacted Mr. Mohr as to when 
this man should leave for Cleveland and Mr. Mofcr approved the date fixed by 
the Agent which would be about the end of this month. Mr. Stein further advised . 
me that be had net at any time been advised of the subject of the conversations 
which Mr. SeUtager had bad ^UhMj. Mohr and Mr. Sease and therefore he did 
not know this Agent had become a personnel problem to the Bureau. I told Mr, Steia 
that in the future when an order is issued for a man's transfer I wanted him to 
effect the transfer at the earliest possible moment coasistfmtwiA 
of the Bureau) that irrespective of whether the Agent contacted any other official 
in this Bureau unless he, M? • Stein, receives word from Bureau head^arton to 
defer the transfer he should p roceed in efCecting it promptly. 1 told Mr. Stein 
tot in the iutorel would see ^ his office 

had urith Bureau officials cohceriitog their problems ^uidbe reported to htm as 
we could not hold him responsible for the directtea of the Washington Field Office 
without keeping htm advised of various problems which might be brought to our 
attention by personnel assigned to We offibe. 

I- called Mr; Stainte attention to my coacera about a aumbcr of appiicaaU 
wham he had interviewed when he was ssiatant SAC at New York and whom we have 
recently had to release from the service because of very bad personalities. I told 
^*> Stein that he obviously ^d not properly evaluated Aese individuals and that 
^4tjceflected upon his judgment. 

Nichola | 

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^-tha- desirability of ristatoteg Mt. Fletcher as the >^eis^t;MC,-of--:il» : Washington . : . 
IT^tgld Office.: Mr. Stein said that h* had not and that he «^uld like to have a little 

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more time to reach a decision upon which be could predicate a recommendation 
to me. instated Mr. Fletcher had been working very hard. I told Mr, Stein 
that I wanted to receive Ma recommendation at an early date ail did not want to 
delay much longer in coming to my own decision to fete matter* I told Mr. Stein 
that I fraaUy questioned whether Mr* Fletcher w*i the man to continue aa 
Assistant SAC of the Waihtagtoa Field Office to view of the condition* enieteat 
to. that office which had to be charged to Mr, Hoi fel -"sad to 'Ut. Fletcher, 1 atated 
that 1 had no question ail to Mr, Fleteher'a toduatry but that! did queettonrhis 
emotive abiUty end th^ he impressed t^^ 

to be too much of a good fellow, too soft, and too sympathetic with the problems 
of employee®. 1 told Mr, Stein that 1 thought we needed ft* Assistant SAC to the 
Washington Field Office a man who would bo firm end hard to adminiitratten, but 
absolutely (air, I stated that 1 wanted to have * happy mediumj I did not wftat a 
martinet nor did I want a sob-sister, 1 told Mr. Steto that the fu^ton Field 
Office m& the second largest office to tot iwrvic* end that tM^'^JMlto^- 
SAC had to be of a cdibir of executive who could run one o( our kr^r field 
divisions. I pointed oufl the conditions which wo found to the W&ebtagtoa Field 
Office which were absolutely deplorable, specUicaUy mentioning the feuding that 
had existed to the stenographic section) the failure to properly inform the investi- 
gative personnel of toe kcktog existing eo aa to enlist the assistance rfttt Ageaiaj 
the bad morale among some of the Special Agent*) the tack of ^ipltoe Elbe 
chief clerk 1 ® office aa evidenced by the three emptoyees who were guilty of mis* 
conduct while assigned to night daty» 1 eaid that all of these Incidents would cor* 
toinly indicate that both Mr, Battel and Uu Fletcher had been totally lacking to 
executive ability and to ibe maintenance of proper discipline and morale. 

Very truly youra, 

John Edga? Hoover 
Director 



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IAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 



REPORT OF PERFORMANCE RATING 



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Name of Employee: BELMONT, ALAN H. 



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security Diirisrorr 



(Division) (Section, Unit) 

Payroll Title: INSPECTOR IN CHARGE - SECURITY DIVISION 



Rating Period: from April 27, 1950 



to March 31, "1951 



ADJECTIVE RATING:. 



SATISFACTORY. 



Outstanding, Satisfactory, Unsatisfactory 



Employee's 
Initials 




TYPE OF REPORT 



{&) Official 
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The regulations require thai OUTSTANDING ratings le supported by a statement in writing set % ting,forth IN DETAIL the performance IN EVERY 
ASPECT and ilio REAS( ttJS for considering each worthy of SPECIAL COMMENDATION, 

UNSATISFACTORY ratings must.be supported by a statement in writing stating (1) WHEREIN the performance* is unsatisfactory, (2) the facts <>) 
the (90 day) PRIOR WARNING, and (3) the efforts made AFTER '3 IE WARNING TO HELP the employee bring his |*rformanw up to a 



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P^?ORMANCE RATING GUIDE O 
FOR INVESTIGATIVE PERSONNEL 

(For use as attachment to Performance Rating Form No. * FD-1S5) 



FD-185A 



Name of Employee BELMONT T ALAN ff. 



INSPECTOR IN CHARGE 

Title fWHTTTlTTY J)TVTXTnM 

Rating Period: from 4-27 -5Q 3^21^51 



RATING GUIDE AND CHECK-LIST 

Note: Only those items having pertinent bearing on employee's performance,should belated. All employees in same, salary grade should be compared. 
. Rate items as follows: - 



Outstanding (exceeding excellent and deserving special commendation). 



-iL_ Satisfactory (ranging from good to excellent but not sufficient to rate outstanding). 
Unsatisfactory. 



— Q — No opportunity.to appraise performance during rating period. 
Guide for determining adjective rating: 

An 'Outstanding' rating cannot be fustified unless all elements rated are 'plus', and in addition, of course, supporting comments must comply with the requirements 

as set, out below. _ •; _ rt _ _ . . ; __.__-_ — _ _ _ . _ _ 

So far as 'Satisfactory 1 and 'Unsatisfactory' ratings are concerned, it is impossible to provide a mechanical formula for computing the various 'plus', 'check', and 'minus' 
marks because such would presume equal weight for all elements rated. Good judgment must be exercised to insure that the adjective rating is reasonable in the 
light of the elements rated. All minus marks must be supported by narrative detail/and of course, all 'Unsatisfactory' ratings must comply with the requirements as 
set out beloW. ~ * 



Z~XX) Personal appearance. 

J£ (2) Personality and effectiveness of his personal contacts. 
ifc- (3) Attitude (including dependability, cooperativeness, loyalty, 
enthusiasm, amenability and willingness to equitably- 
/ share work load). 



(17) Firearms ability. 



-j-l--yX$) -Physical -fitness (including health, energy, stamina).- 

*y 4$) Resourcefulness and ingenuity. 

1^(6) Forcefulness and aggressiveness as required. 

— il^T (7) Judgment, including common sense, ability to. arrive at proper 



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conclusions; ability to define objectives,, 
(8) Initiative and the taking of appropriate action on own 
y^ responsibility. * 

i£st9) Planning ability and its application to the work. 

-Jl(10) Accuracy *and attention to pertinent detail. 

— ^t-(U) Industry, including energetic consistent application to duties. 

i :£— (12) Productivity, including amount of acceptable work produced 

and rate of progress on or completion "of assignments. Also 
consider adherence to deadlines unless failure to meet is 
attributable to causes beyond employee's control., 
— Tf. — (13) Knowledge of duties, instructions, rules and regulations, in- 
eluding readiness of comprehension and Icnowhow* of 
y\ application. 
!ilj(i4) Technical or mechanical skills. 

!_ (15) Investigative ability and results: 

. S^(a> Internal security cases 

— *Cib) Criminal or general investigative cases 
fc) Fugitive cases 

(d) Applicant cases 

(e) Accounting cases 

£-(16) Physical surveillance ability. 



— J2- £J8) Development of informants and sources of information. 

*^T(19) Reporting ability: 

.6 (a) Investigative reports 
— Affe^Summary reports 

___ _JK^(c)Memos,;leUers, wires ~ — — 

(Consider conciseness; «. clarity; organization; 

thoroughness; accuracy; —adequacy and perti- 
nency, of leads; administrative detail.) 

120) Performance" as a witness. 

- (21) Executive ability; 
-JZLp*) Leadership 
— fe^b) Ability ta handle personnel 
c) Planning 
(d) Making decisions 

■ U^W) Assignment of work 

■ r{\ ) Training subordinates - 
_i^(g) Devising procedures 



*^fo) Emotional stability 
— *y i) Promoting higr 
-JEC(J) Getting results 



^i- (22) Ability on raids and dangerous assignments: 

(ai As leader 

^S (b) As participant 

— - (23) Organizational interest, such as making of suggestions for 
s^ improvement 

(24) Ability to work under pressure. 

--— (25) Miscellaneous. Specify and rate: 



A. Specify general nature of assignment during most of rating period (such as security, criminal, applicant squad, or as resident Agent, supervisor, instruc- 
tor, etc.): Security ,__ ; ' 

B. Specify employee's most noteworthy special talents (such as investigator, desk man, research, instructor, speaker): n&RK man* Tn 

charge of all seouri t.y, ....loyalty \Mnd .7 iai.snn activities of the Bureau. 

C. (1) Is employee available for general assignment wherever needs of service require? ..*g(8 answer is not *yes*» explain in narrative comments.) 
(2) Is employee available for special assignment wherever needs of service require? Zlff.fflf answer is not *yes\ explain in narrative comments.) 

D. Has employee had any abnormal sick leave record during rating period? NO (If so, explain in narrative comments.) 



ADJECTIVE RATING 



SATISFACTORY 



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ALAN H. BELMONT 
INSPECTOR IN CHARGE 

SECURITY DIVISION 
GS-14 $9600 



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Mr. Belmont has served during the rating period 

in charge of the Security Division in which capacity 
he has supervised the work of the field offices with 
reference to all internal security, espionage and 
related cases. He has a thorough knowledge of Bureau 
policy and procedure and is able to direct the activi- 
ties of a large group of investigators* He is possessed 
of considerable administrative ability and exercises 
good judgment. He is throughly acquainted with the 
problems of the field as well as the policies and 
problems of the Seat of Government* Mr* Belmont has 
a sharp mind and is well equipped for further advance- 
ment and responsibilities". 



"Employee's 
initials 



V 



ftcEIPT FOB GOVEEHUENT PROPERTY Q 
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 



CC-6a 



April 3, 1951 



I certify that I have if miff the following Government property for official use; 

returned 



3 Keys to Room 7131 - 3? 



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READ 

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The Government ^property which you hereby acknowledge 
is charged to you and you are responsible for taking 
care of it and returning it when its use. has been 
completed, DO NOT MARK OR WRITE ON M 
IT IN ANY ' ■"" " * 




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WRG 
Very toby yours 





A* H. Btatj SA 



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o 

Office op Director 



FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGAT1QN \ 

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEj-^ 

March 26, 19 51 <^Kp_^ 



6: 15 am 



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Mr. 

Mr. 

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Tolson 
Ladd_ 
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Harbo 

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Belmont 



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Jones 

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Mr, Belmont came by to ask that 
Mr. Hoover be told that he had 

heard him this morning and he couldMr. 

not help but let him know how force^ujU. Room 
and impressive he was, and what a Mr. Nease 
deep impression was made on all ox* Mr. Holmes 
the Bureau personnel who had had ar^ * 
opportunity to hear him. 



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Mr. Belmont 
be a member 



said it makes 
of the FBI. 



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STANOAnDFORMNO.04 



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Office MeWwdduM • UNITED states government 



TO 



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SUBJECT: 




N 

BEIMONT 
INSPECTOR IJlf CHARGE 
SECURITY DIVISION 



DATE: Jul!/ 20, 1951 

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Tele. ftooa 

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Party 



27us is to advise that $ son, weighing 7 lbs., 2 oz.^ ' 
was born to Mr. and Mrs. Alan H. Belmont at 7 : 19 : Jul y p.0 : 7957 . 
Mr. Belmont has advised that his wife and child are doing well. 
Mrs. Belmont is at George Washington University Hospital. 







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FROM t D.. K. L.A32D " ' -- * 



Aka Richard Ha^pod^gtadettman,^ 
Richard Adalg'h JSfcaderman . - 
LOYALTY OF OTEFiHW EMPLOYEES' 






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JPURPOIBE: Tp answer your request £py an explanation for 
the delays ^tfe h^dling; ttxVs case and tp Answer your ppepific 
question? as noted oh* memo from >I^ Belmont to mp dated £/9/5l* 

BACK0HOBHB : T v . Concorni^ yo^p question "Why did it take - 
f#p& Decombey 13, to ^hi;ai?y J? to ^t ,$t ggi^ig^j CSC iottf r /received 
Saturday 12/ l6/50j. recorded an^ spkrched EeeprdB Section and returned 
Loyalty & action 12/20/56 5 pue ta utilisation one supervisor handling 
£50 rpqiupsts; o£ $fo. : Ob? M&& $esfc f Wa'fcad bee# transferred^ and large , 
increase receipt Loyally Forms and 0BO request review o£ material not 
completed and l«et£§# paot dictated opening preliminary Inquiry until 
i/lQ/£l> Receipt" I.oyaityJArmsr spiraled^ upwards to '70^00 pev ^onjt&u 
Si&iy^tfao pages background jnateri&l phdtpstated,> as5^mf>ied a^d ^urnisteed 
to Pi-ell January 3$, 19§I> - " ^ : - 




Patterson 'AFB,-, tout Employed ^levelai^d Ordnance Oistrict^ C^evel&hdj OhiqJ 
Bud^t? V I/31/$X^ Detei?M ; n^d Ha^ppd aslrQd to resign Cleveland Ordaxice. 
MstrlVt 12/ii/0O &ee&u|p h§: had &o ImowiedgP* of Job pr personality 
required* Field discontinued ih^uir^^oii receipt this advice fjrpni , 
Cleveland but reins^ituted by ^reau 1/25/^ since <j%iii applicant. Field 
j?oilowed plp^ely and final results from aML, 'offices except WO^re^ived^ 
2/*9/51t WO delayed as additional Loyal t^J|orm received indic£tih£ 
employment by llavy but upon checking' a|cor^i|ieQ not ao pi?iplpyed gi£pe 
jpb had been abolished* lfi?U Results in 3/i^^i** l&gfct page surpnary 
le£tgr tp „GSC dictated 3/15* *?a£«ftt ^i 1951,' ^jbt auditional Lpyalty Fona 
received fj*dm A^mjr indioatiAg^ e>npl'Q^ient that a@eh<?y^ -,*Ofi0 l^tte?? typed 
3/2^/§i "but necessitated return to ^tfenograp^a? 1*w^ce for dpr^edtion &n& 
3ent CSO April 4r £9^1- ' - , * _ ^ *&" 

III* Uegarditis ypu^ ^o^tion ,Wl W&y did 2HLtaV:£ frpm April % 
to Hay Z to qp advise CSG? n $ Kavy JD^pa^tme?it Loyalty Fpi^ ^eceiv^d 
Loyalty Section 3/9/5J ^iid Army f pvn .roceived 3/a2/Slt Prolifc|hary 
inquiry still pending ^ tliat ti^O'*, ;Th$ policy ^s npt ta #ptui?n Fdrms„ J 
unti,l .coinpi^tion o£ i^quify since ]|ropW dispPgitioTi; of Fo^ms not Iqipvn r . 
until inquiry pdmpl^tfed. : Thereford^ Army feftd ^&W\ Royalty Fd3?mg on ^ . 
HarKoo.d ^placed i& pending itile awaiting ppinpletjcPn i33tquii?y* Usual policy 
is to Return Loyalty FoJftpis aftpr letter tp CSO setting £orth ra^ult^s 



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inquiry has been approved* &£ t,er such letter approved and f awarder 
to PSC notation ia Wad 6 on bac}c of Loyalty Foxkji yejf orencine thelet 
to 0S& .and Forms are returned,* In ca&e of Sartropd this inadvertent 
not dpne* It ia not J^lt that the fa<*fe Loyalty Foaras themselves n< 
returned affected %rTjQod*s cle^raftce t>r son-clearance since rfsulj 
Qf Bureaus inquiry^ upon which such clearance -would necessarily ha^ 
been based^ had already been finished CSC .April if.-.. It is also 
significant that a number <?£ persons indicated Haywood is possibly a 
psychopathic ease en<| furnished information substantiating tbiB,,, 
^ ddi tionaliy^ ^arwood wan requested to resign employment ni*h Cleveland 
0rdaanc;£ Bistrlcib toy £&%&& st#t events ae to Qualification? and *he 
Ai?my, therefore, wou!4 have "been on notice and in possession of £acta to 
prevent them from hiring ffar^ood and P» which*: pn4 branch of ;, the Army had 
$sk6d Mm to resign/ A detailed memor^nfitm of the handling of this case 
is attached,* - - - ' 



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' §Cnf ie w of the delay^ it is recpninenddd that a letter qf 
censure b£,seht ta f*r* 0% H* Stante^ .Ohiof of the Loyalty ^ , 
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HOOVERS UOTATOOIT:. n Q*K* B#t h©.re §g£in I*add and Belmont failed to 

talc© origi&al action until I personally 
raided **he questions . u B 



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STWoJARD FORM NO. 64 



0$b Memorandum 



UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 



TO 



FROM 



SUBJECT: 



HE DIRECTOR 
D. If. LS2W 



Applicant - Personnel Operations Diuiaion 

Department of Commerce 

Washington, D. C, 

LOYALTY OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES 



PURPOSE 







In angles to .umU£!Mtd*J&Jji£^ 
taken during the preliminary inquiry and thiTsubsequentl-eQuesi for 

concerning the captioned individual* 



■W^infiHWrt^^^ww"^ 



BACKGROUND 



D.M.iMi>o 



request 



Reference is mde to the memorandum regarding Robison from 
Mr. Belmont to me dated May 8, 1951, in which it was stated that Mr. 
Laughlin had discussed the pending loyalty investigation concerning 
Robison with Mr* Hoff, Administrative Assistant to Senator Magnuson 
of Washington, a copy of which is attached* You asked the following 
concerning the investigation: ,f Wh][jii(^^ to 

complete a £rel iminar^jMUiTij^L andJljust r .whM-4i&«m**rec$iw*' 
foTJuTTfilTd * invest i gaiionr A H ■ Y/? £ /- M J> ^2* 

The Civil Service Commission referred certain material 
concerning Robison to the Bureau for consideration under the Loyalty 
Program, which was received in the Bureau December (L ^JJi&Q* This 
material was immediately forwarded the RecorteSection on December 8 
for recording, searching and screening of available references* It 
was returned to the Loyalty Section for review and action ^on Saturday,. 
December 16, 1950, The agent supervisor who initiated this investigation 
was usually assigned to the handling of Civil Service requests However, 
during this period he was temporarily assigned to the dut ies of the 
Loyalty Section Number One Man-due toj$he transfer of Mr, I I 
I to the Pittsburgh Division as'issistaHV^ec^^ 

nu: re f evince s were review 



The Civil Service material and Bureau 
and a preliminary inquiry was dictated on Saturday, Janua 



wed 



2951. 



This dictation was transcribed and the necessary photostatic uateTval j 
to be furnished to the field prepared and returnled to the dictator.. for 
approval from the stenographer on Friday, January 12, (f 35,1, dated % for j 
the, following day, January 13* The case was^pent.to the" field w 
January 13, 1.J5L 



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In answer to your second question, the request for a 
fu n field investiqatioiu i}AS_.rAQ^JdiedJlimJihe Civil Se.mic e 
C ommission by form letterjlatedAvril 9 r 1951 L Upon receipt of 
tJiis letter the samTwoF'slarcHeS, the file requested and reviewed 
for the purpose of determining what action should be taken on the 
Commission's request, since we had previously conducted a preliminary 
inquiry, the results of which were in the possession of the Civil 
Service Commission. After such review, a letter to the Field 
initiating a full field investigation was dictated at approximately 
3:30 p.m. on Friday, April 13. This letter was typed by the 
stenographer on Wednesday, April 18, dated April 20, 1951. 

STATUS 

A full field investigation is pending regarding Robison 
and the Field has been instructed to assign sufficient personnel to 
this case to complete it immediately and to expedite submission of 
revorts. 



ACTION AHBiLL 

In view of the delay, it is recommended that a letter of 
censure be sent to Mr. C. H. Stanley, Chief of the Loyalty Section. 




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It is noted that from the date this material was received in 
the Loyalty Section from the Records Section, namely December 16, 1950, 
until dictated on January 6, 1951, there was a period of 13 working 
days* During the period November and December, 1950, there was a 
marked increase in the number of loyalty forms and referrals of 
loyalty cases from the Civil Service Commission as compared with the 
earlier part of the said year. It will be recalled that the receipt 
of loyalty forms spiraled to more than 70 thousand during this period 
and the receipt of Civil Service requests also materially increased. 
Therefore, it was not possible to reassign this particular case or 
add an additional supervisor to assist in the handling of Civil 
Service cases in view of the tremendous volume of loyalty for~is being ■ 
'received* 

A deadline of January 27, 1951, was set and the Boston and 
Washington Offices were requested to conduct appropriate inquiry. 
The Boston Office replied by letter dated January 20, 1951; however, 
the Washington Field Office did not reply until February 23, 1951, 
The Washington Field Office was requested by letter dated January 30, 
1951, to submit the results of their inquiry immediately to which a 
reply was received indicating the Agent to whom the case was assigned 
was on Emergency Annual Leave, A subsequent follow-up letter was 
sent to the Washington Field Office and a reply was received indicating 
the case was RUC l, d, It was necessary to write to the Washington Field 
Office for the date of their RUC letter as it had not been received 
in the Bureau, A teletype reply was received indicating the letter 
had been RUC'd February 23, '1951, The Washington Field Office letter 
reflecting the results of their preliminary inquiry was received in 
the Loyalty Section at 5:08 p,m,, Saturday, February 24, 1951, Upon 
receipt of the results of the preliminary inquiry from the Washington 
Field Office, the same was reviewed along with material submitted by 
the Boston Office, as well as material in Bureau files and the CSC . 
material, and a summary was prepared for transmittal to the Civil 
Service Commission, This summary was dictated at approximately 3:30 
p.m. on February, 27, 1951, to Stenographer flaymack. The summary to 
Civil Service was typed by the stenographer on the morning of 'larch 9, 
1951, However, the letter had to be returned to the stenographer by 
the supervisor for corrections. The letter was retyped on March 10, 
which was a Saturday, dated Monday, March 12, 1951, It is to be noted 
that Miss V/aymck, at the time this letter was dictated to her, was 
\ a new inexperienced employee who had entered on duty on January 15, 1951, 



ffTANMRDrortHNO.64 



Office MepwrandutH • united states government 



TO 



FROM 



SUBJECT: 



TIE DIRECTOR 



: D. II. LAUD 



DATE: 



Hay U, 1951 s 




DR. BARBARA WILLIAMSON 
SECURITY MATTER - C 
ATOMIC ENERGY ACT - A 



PURPOSE ; On the memorandum f 
Belmont dated May 9, 1951, captioned as abovei report )jtg a 
telephonic ingjnr #j?,^^ 

/?e<Eeif ^ ^oted May J, yet i t 

do^sn^t reach me \ until ,.aimpsi„noon on May 11, though Cong, wanted 
word on morning of llth^JhyMlayP^EJ 1 With respect to information 
irTWreau files concerning Dr. Williamson and the recommendation that 
the Charlotte Office is being instructed to make available to the 
Department of the Army this information, even though there had been 
no disloyal data, of a substantive nature concerning her, Mr. Tolson 
noted, "OK, but why wasn't information previously sent to Army? 11 You 
noted, "l concur. H," There are set forth hereinafter the reasons for 
the delay and the reasons this information has not previously been 
made available to the Army, [) tAHL^dd 



BACKGROUND; The tele phone , call from Representative^ Redd en 

?2££I1££L!£^^ Se m ^ e ™<?^ r 2/ concerning 

Dr. Wfliiamson who he said was an employee of the American Enka \ 
Corporation of Ash'eville, North Carolina, and about whom inquiry had 
been made by an FBI Agent about six months ago.* The Representative 
stated that the American Enka Corporation was on a Vital Facilities 
List during World War II; however, he did not know whether it is so 
classified at the present time* He w as informed that a check^ would 
b^md^moJ_hi ± mttjr. /l .//,)^ £ L /fc OtfT 

Immediately following the receipt of tins ielepiwne call, a 
check of the Bureau indices was made and through elimination it was 
determined that Dr. Williamson had been the subject of an Atomic 
Energy investigation and an inquiry under thipcharacter Security 
Matter - C. T hese files wer e received ont$ nvg.hi.Jif^Ma^Stli^And. 
a memorandum .m ^then^^eMr^%.^9M^^^ ^Zi^the, t 3MPr^dum was 
typed and reviewed, certain corrections apd revisions were "necessary 
and the memorandum m its completed jom^ao mbmitted on the evening 



of MajjlO, 



With reference to Mr.'Tolscn'^ juestio^ds^o--w^ythis.Mdn 
previously; been furnished to. the Army," you are : qd,y,0ek)^ 
tionms\§vatt^XLMJM^ files MicM^R fiVJ, subversive' data 

relat ive to Barbara WilJ^amspn,. All information it WixBureau files 
reJcteTlf^oSsibTe'leropator;/ character infhrmtion^-^v^em^f thik 
it was n d¥'deemed advisable or necessary to furnish anfj^lnformaiion to 
Armijjiut fto r }txe^ ■ .,.. , . ... . .. ^ _ .^^ £_J 



CKS:EER:hm 




ACTIOS : Pursuant to your approval of this action, 

RepremUttUfi ReMen mn teleuh onicqlly contacted on Moy lh 

The JUmmiiiiSLMLiU^ IhiFwofmtioh 

and was most goMiq l, ™^^^^^^ 



ADDENDUM - May 12, 1951 

It is apparent that there was too much delay in the 
handling of a matter of this nature involving a Congressional 
inquiry. 

It is suggested that a letter be directed to Supervisor 
E. E, Riley with reference to his failure to recognise the 
I importance of this natter. 



YMmJl JpA 





fjto 



STANDAR&FORM NO. 64 



o 

Office IS/kmorandum • united states government 



to 



FROM 



SUBJECT: 



The Director 
D. M. Ladd 



^u 



-date: April l&y : 19M , . ^ 



(7) 



COMMUNIST PARTY j VSAi - 
(Prosecution of Communist 

functionaries under the 

Smith Act) 







(LiU.^dLmj^^ 



PURPOSE: 



ALL INFORMATION CONTAINED, 

HEREIN IS UNO 

DATE 



is>%ms> 



IN IS UNCLASSIFIED 77?*^'' 




Candy. 



To answer- the two questions you raised in connection with 
the attached memorandum from Mr. Belmont to me dated April 17; 1951. 

J] QuestVoi/ 2# ,f Vfh$ wasnH a memorandum (Mclnemey f s) as 
^important as thi/ not called to my attention on receiptP n 

TheyS ecuritv Division deemed it advisable to furnish t he 
a ttached memorandum supplementing Mr. Mclnerney *s incoming c o mmu ni> 
c ation in oraer to explain -one present s t atus of the seventy^seve n " 
^i ndividual investigationsj ~aW^ Security Division l s 

recommenaation that the conference with the Department be held at 
an early date* 

*. 

Question 2. ft Why did it take so long to answer McInemeyP n 

Mr. Mclnerney ! s jtiemorandum is dated April 2j 1951. The 
memorandum was received by the Bureau on April 6^ 1951 and was first 
received in the Internal Securit y Section on A pril 9, 2952. 

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While it is realised that a period of time elapsed before 
the attached memorandum in final form was submitted^ T ^<? .<??>* ±n 
re spectfully call to, your attention the following factors reflect i n g* 
the amount of preparation necessary in this connection. " 



sf 



that 
were 



In view of the importance of this matter^ and to be .certain 
all of the seventy seven cases being considered for prosecution 
in order j a recheck of the individual ca;se. Jijgsl p a v " " "-' " "^ * 







It was felt that t his reche^J^yf&^^Hi^ce^sc^x^d 
that we are in a position to point out defindfrely ^ m ^Mi 
a t the provo sed coni\eji e.nce__'Sn at the Bure du lxad^Jdorii 

possible to investigate the individuals an d jmake ithe^re-suVB-s -available* 
to the Department and the Unitjed ^tate^A^prrte^^ 
cuiive action. 

You may be 
made to expedite all 
of similar importance. 

Attachment 
HOB:PLC:ev:arh; 




assured that in 
memoranda whic^ % 



3 2 AUG 21 195V 










In additions the original of such memos will be sent 
to you upon receipt and we will retain a copy to work on. 

ACTION : 

We have callejd Mr* Mclnerney who has advised he will 
arrange the conference as soon as he can. 

The results of this conference will be brought to your 
attention promptly. 

ADDENDUM ~ April 20 y 1951 ' ' ' 

Regardless of the above, the existing instructions are that such 
a memorandum should be immediately referred to the Director* s Office. 
A copy of the incoming from the Department could have been kept for 
the purpose of working out the problem. Th ere app ears to be no excuse 

\o ffice. ItJ^jsiggjuxbjsd^ to Mr. Belmoni of 
tf he SecurttM ^JZUz^^ ZTTT -— — - 

D. M. Ladd 











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Oj/^tf Memorandum '•• united states government 

Vbillance in >ir. 



TO 
FROM 



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SUBJECT 



LOSS OF SURVEILLANCE IN NEW YORK 

OF MRS. ROBjERT KLONSKY^ AUGUST 4 y 1951 



date: August 14 y 1951 

Tolson, 
Clegs_ 



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Rosen 
Tracy 

Kart>o 

B»laon^ 
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Jn answer to the- inquiry as to why I did not re- 
quest an immediate explanation from the New York Division con- 
cerning the loss of the above surveillance, please be advised 
that this was overlooked temporarily due to the volume of 
matters which/were being handled in connection with the Smith 
Act cases. As you are aware, a letter was sent to SAQ ^oheiat 
on this surveillance on August 13, censuring the New York Office 
for the loss of the surveillance, 

I have instructed that whenever a surveillance is 
lost in these cases, an immediate explanation must be secured 
-and^appropriate rejcommendaMpn§.-m d ? in connection therewith. j_ 

I regret that I did not take action more rapidly- in 
instant case.* 



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SWBCTs LOSS 0? SURVEILLANCE IN NEW YORK 
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I regret that I did not more- promptly secure 
the facts cohccrning the loss of Mrs-. Klonslcy. it . 
was ray intention, as soon as the Retailed memorandum, 
was received from jbhe .Security Division* together 
with the letter q£ censure to Mr, Scheldt^ %o forward 
this to you for ^our information. -$his has now: been 
..Submitted, ' * . 

I was derelict in "not having pressed to get 
this out mors- promptly, jh-yiaw thereof I ro commend » 
that a letter of censure be directed to/ Mr* Belmont I 

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RECORD OP PHYSICAL EXAMINATION OF OFFICERS AND SPECIAL AGENTS (l*l-50) 

FEDERAL BUREAU- OF INVESTIGATION, U. S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 



NAME BELMONT, AlMftVftin AGEU4 YEAR^^L^&iONTHS^* , " 

NATIVITY(state of birth V N. Y* MARRIED. SINGLE, WIDOWED - married NUMBER OF CHILDREN^. 

FAMILY HISfORY * Both parents living and well, -,, - • ■ ' * ' -_L 



Sister - age> 13 cause 



HISTORY OF ILLNESS OR INJURY 



Usual childhood diseases 



Tonsils - age 10 . 



Kidney stone 19U.9* Twisted ureter^L9U.0«' 

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HEAD AND FACE 



EYES: PUPILS (size, shape, 'reaction to light and distance, etc.). 
DISTANT VISION RT. 20/ 20 .. , , corrected- to 20/,, 8J 

LT« 20/ 20 v t .corrected t^ ZoL^ - ; 

color perceptio n AOCo 191^0 Normal 



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(state edition of Shilling's plates or Lamps used) 
DISEASE OR ANATOMICAL nttFECTS ° , '. .*. .^ ^ »r. none - - ~« * - 



EARS: HEARING RT. WHISPERED VOICE 1E> 7l5' CONVERSATIONAL SPEECH, 

LT. WHISPERED VOICE lf> / 15 1 CONVERSATIONAL SPEECH,. 

DISEASE OR DEFECTS - — None — - .,- „- -'.-* r .-.,-, 

NOSE - . 



715 
715 



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SINUSES. 



(Disease, or anatomical 1 defect, obstruction, etc. State degree) 



TJONGUE,^ PALATE, PHARYNX ; LARYNX , TONSILS. 

\ TREETH AND GUMs(disease or anatomical defectV. -- »- 
*, J MISSING TEET H #2 . 7 « 9 ; 26^30' ^ 

^ ^ NONVITAL TEETH '" --- r 

^ & PERIAPICAL DISEASE ^" ' r— * 

^^ MARKED MALOCCLUSION -r '" 



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PYORRHEA ALYEOLARIS 



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TEETH REPLACED BY BRIDGES — 

vf dentures P* Max repla'cing jfd^ 9 <j 

x REMARKS . ' ' . x ,y 

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GENERAL BUILD AND APPEARANCE_^ *' 

TEMPERATURE . C„ 

HEIGHT ' : ^ 6<& CHEST AT INSPIR^t/^^ ^^^ ^^ ^^^-^^; )\2 

WEIGHT 



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CIRCUMFERENCE jfap C&DlQ&EN^Xft* UMBILICUS ***/ JfoS' ~ 

RECENT GAIN OR LOSS, AMOUNT AND CAUSE 1 I - FM^c* ^ J»one^„— . .-.«..««-* ~fr ' * ; }' * .• 



SKIN, HAIR, AND^GLANDS ^ ■ » - .. . N> J ^^/^rp>^o ^cV '*'. f 

NECK (abnormalities, thyroid gland, trachea, larynx) f ^ r ^ ^^^^T^N. -^ .»»..L^.». S?*/$ 




SPINE AND EXTREMITIES (bones, joints, muscles, feet) 



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"""• \ " ,«V«»H — — 



THORAX (size, shape, movement, rib cage, mediastinum)_^_ 



N 



, RESPIRATORY SYSTEM, BRONCHI, LUNGS, PLEURA,, ETC. 

Chest x-ray - nog. - N 



CARDIO -VASCULAR. SYSTEM. 



HEART (note all signs of cardiac involvement), 

ECG-Normal^ - - 

S3 



£ULSE*: BEFORE EXERCISE 

AFTER v.VttROISE 106 

THREE MINUTES AFTER_ ^M- 

CONDITION OF ARTERIES : 

CONDITION OF VEINS .-V '» good 



BLOOD PRESSURE; SYST0LIC_12U: 
DIASTOLIC~W 



good 



CHARACTER OF PULSE 
HEMORRHOIDS . 



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none 



ABDOMEN AND PELVIS -(condition, of. Avail, sca'rsr» herniae, abnormality , of viscera/ 



GENITOURINARY SYSTEM; 



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UTUAl^AIVl. m j. j * jam, -— ; : ; — ~ : Tf 

URINALYSIS:. .SP'. OR- > 1-.O09 A'lilj. ■ ' N '.., SUGAR - : -N . ■ .; , , MICRQSC.OPJCAL W 
VENEREAL DISEASE ' ii-^: -t— i— -s — ^- ' ' - , , 



NERVOUS SYSTEM. 



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f — \organic or functional disorders;, 

RnMHERa * negr- ^ incoordination frkit .-anecehl -%- none __ 

REFLEXES', SUPERFJLCIALJH : DEEP(knee, ankle, elbow):* — ^ , . . .TREMORS, none 

~ * * BLOOD TYPE * "Al" Rh / 



serological tests * Kalm rieg« ^ . .. _. . , ,.,.^ -,„ _. 

ABNORMAL PSYCHE (neurasthenia, psychastherTiar degression, instability, worries). 



SMALLPOX VACCINATION: DATE OF LAST VACCINATION 
TYPHOID PROPHYLAXIS; NUMBER OF dbURSES ; 



DATE OF LAST COURSE 



REMARKS ON ABNORMALITIES NOT OTHERWISE NOTED OR SUFFICIENTLY DESCRIBED ABOVE. 



1 1. 



summary of' defects ' No serlx>usTabnor;malll7ies^to P> E« 



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CAPABLE OF PERFORMING DUTIES INVOLVING strenuous 



PHYSICAL EXERTION 



IS THIS INDIVIDUAL PHYSICALLY FIT~TO PARTICIPATE IN RAIDS AND -APPREHENSION OF CRIMINALS^ 

WHICH MIGHT ENTAIL ^HE PRACTICAL USE OF FIREARMS _ Yes ; __ (yes or no) 

(when no is given, state cause ) . ^^ - — \, ,„ , i ; — ■ : t ^ . — r-^— 

FINDINGS, RECOMMENDATIONS AND JREMARKS .(as per boatdsywlien necessary). — :; - : -- ' — -* _ — -. 



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Bcthccaa, L*aryXar,d, on September ?, 1<7&,. * 

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Stylist at New fork -today to express 






trtU cft the Jfer> York Office has handVed~thi* can** particularly 

o the" lack of $ver*hll planning jefhich resulted in the 
failure to apprehend four of the &1 subjects* I advised Mr* 
Softest that as this natter cane to> a head it was apparent 
that ihi Hew Tor* Office should have increased it* coverage on' 
K the subject* tc be sure that their whereabouts were known* If (Y 
sppt chicks were sufficient to furnish this information, the* g p 
spot ohfi'cks were certainly not proper$$^appli r *d by the Men 

" iUrl Scheldt was advised that vhen f$ w?£ rbali*t$ * * 
that fou^ of the subjects could not be loc&ted kn the mofnitig 
of JUne 2Qj immediate steps khpuld, have been tdkerhto eliminate 
their nantis ftom the indictment being returned thqi morning* 
Of coureij steps could be taken to have their names included- 
fn, a superseding indictment* * ^ ^ * ; r / * ' 

I advised }fr\ Scheidt that HKe Difector wanted him * ± 
tq know that he considered this mtter to have &ehn h$nMed?iii : J ( *v 
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the failure in over-all planning there wouTd be no eommdatory _, / 
letter to the Nev York Office, Bovever, W*n){ , o/fyf indititdtffl 
-Anmn-t* pf^fgrrfj fp nn «ygf"«"* nannpr iJTTiandlinff th^ir - 

naividual phase of the case, the Bureau 'de sired jbo'have- the, * \ t 
reconnendat ions of Mr. Scheidt thU *?&!**»* ******* jtktrb~<tha<ir 
V. "* S»ffi»«™ j' >^V^^P^'-^«W^i?^ b ack to advia e h$ had'' 
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persona until Monday, June 25} and at that time if there are „ s ; % ;«,><.;» *• 
iio strong indications of itmjedtate *ppfakensi6h'of the subjebts,^.;./ , ; 

we anvicipatjjp&ting out hunted flyers* , . >, ^/^ '• i'^^p^/^'^ *- ; ~'-- 

vV,/, < j!ttacfttf<J 'fiereto is a letter to 'J/r. 8oh*idt 'eipressiH^'^ , , , / ■ 

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date: September 20. 1951 



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subject: COMMUNIST PARTI, USA 

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indoctrination course for ten specially selected Special 
Agents was held at the Bureau on September 17 and 18, 1951, 
preparatory to, MtewS^ Communists as potential 

confidential informants.* These ten Agents were selected & 
follows* Hew York - 4} Chicago - 2; Detroit - 8; Los Angtles - 
2, This course was held as scheduled and the selected^fficial 
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fj^nkjandjpen MBcwuSM-Qf the ma n£problems involve d. These 
problems included the manner of selection of subjects to be 
contacted, the- preliminary work necessary in obtaining complete 
and full information concerning the subjects 9 life history 
together with the manner of approach, matter of payment and 
obtaining Bureau authorisation prior to actual interview, 

Mr% ^•^•Jf?I?**W .jf.*M fining and 'Inspection 
division o??^jSjj3fc«^toitedo^ftitrMr &mmI3iMS .during c// 
thisliwo^day^peTiod he actively participated in the discussions 
and offered helpful suggestions, 

There is at tached herewith a memorandum which sets 
forth injure detail tfcootuaj results of this tt^iaf'c inference 
together with a letter directed to the four offices involved, 
fufnUjiing necessary instructions in this regard for youh < 
approval* ^ 






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NpJIFICATION OF PERSONNEL ACTION 



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2. DATE OF. BIRTH 



3.< JOURNAL ORJICTION No. 



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OFFICIAL INDI 



Mr. Tolson 
Url Clegg 
Mr, Glavin 
Mr. Ladd 
Mr. Nichols 
Mr. Rosen 
Mr. Tracy 
-Mr.^Harbo^ _ 
Mr. Alden 
tfr. Belmont 
Mr. Laughlin 

fcMr. Mohr 

Mr. Nease 

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For record purposes, I am attaching a copy of a 
statement which was given out Saturday, October 6, to the 
Times-Herald, Washington Post, Star, Associated Press, 
United Press and International News Service* It was not .. 
given' to the Washington News since they close at noon on 
Saturdays* 

In each instance, I called the papers and the wire 
services and advised them of the statement* I also furnished 
them a copy of Mr* Belmont 1 s photograph* 



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j; Edgar ffooberj Director* Federal ^Bureau of InUestigd^ 
iion, announced, th$ designation of Alan M+ Belmdfrit as Assistant 
Director in qharge pf the pontes ti 6 Intelligence Division of the 
FBI. 2f7V ^elj^ont to&s: originally assigned <t$, Tntopepizor* iri Chqrg& 

of > W$ Division in e$riy f i95o f 

#r\ Belmont uoqa appointed d Special Ageni on November ,30^ 

1&3&} and after completing his training wa t s assigned to field 

! offices in Bi^jiingHam, Alabaiha and Gbtvftpfij Illinois;.* i*?M 

4un& of £938 untfJL Zanuafy x>f l941j Mr* Belnont teas assigned to 

the Jieadqu'artelrs staff of tM $BX in Washington* Se iva& assigned 

as a supervisor in the jfe?p Zork 0ffi.ee on Jctnuaru &8* 194lj 

Assistant Special Agenir in 'tihdrge^ Chicago on, JUly 6^ X942i 

Special, Agent iri Qharge , Cincinnati,, on J^jiuary 1$, 1943$ Jssistan^ 

Special Agent in Charge,* New Jorfc City^ on July: 8, 1944, r an$ iod$ 

transferred to the Washington headquarters of tjie FBI on Febrmry 2?, 

19$dj as an inspector* 

Uvk Belnpnj; taa.s, born in WeW Tqfk City on January £2, 

1907. He moved to San Diego, California,, where fye was graduated 

from the;Sdn Diqgo Sigh School ift 192Qj and then received his 

t>i**_^ A*, B* degree frqm Stanford University^ falo Alto, California, in 
*^~~ 1931 % Jfr* Selmojxt i& d# .accountant py pfofession* 

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October 22; 1951 



0. ■ 

Ur* Alan ff» BeZwnt 

Federal Bureau 6f Investigation 

Washington, D, 0, 




Dear Seltibntt 

I an very happy to advise: you $hat 
Me President has approved this Bureau's 
Appropriation Bill "for the fiscal yeat 1958 
lohere in authority was granted for the eat.ab- 
Itshnent 6f certain superrgrade positions in, 
the Federal Bureau of Investigation* 

In conformity with the authority 
granted to vie under the above-mentioned 
Appropriation Bill I talte pleasure *n advising , 
you that you are being placed in Grade OS 17 
as Assistant Bireptor ioith salary of $12,200 
per anhiin, effective October 22, ^ sl KQJJ/^ :C f ^. 

Sincerely yoUrSp 



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STANDARD FORM 50 

UNITED STATES* 

CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 

OCTOBER 1946' 



tp\ERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGk 

fy? ' WASHINGTON 25, D. C. 



NQt» F ' c ATION OF PERSONNEL ACTION $S***y iZ,^ 



FORM APPROVED 

BUDGET. BUREAU NO. 804TO04 






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2, DATE OF BIRTH 



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3. JOURNAL OR ACTJON NO. 

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5. NATURE OF ACTION (USE STANDARD TERMINOLOGY) 



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17. APPROPRIATION S. ft E„ FBI 
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federal, Bureau^Afy^^^ipotion ;■■■ 

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- ' : ite'ch. 'Brouplif'" to m^citefot-ion ^regarding ■. i/i* 

'■<;which ^o"u/)ioye:--()tffntVP'B^tin5 Sectirity 'Con-r . ' • 

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} v'and : folpctiM., bring, about: a mcyhetfaf under- ' ■ 
.*": sUnding.'beiMemthh Bureati-.and ihefieU* ..Such/ 
; ". 'conferences mui£ ; not : U succesBfulwi'thput able : 
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UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 



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SUBJECT: SECURITY CONFERENCE 





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On November 5 and 6, 1951, M r* Belmont and Steff 
c o^uk&t&U^ e . Mam/ 

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c onjiemui^JM^^ n wh i oh 

^ Tt JS~~--^ There ms a f ree f low °f 

ideas as well as an ^interrupted exchange of views. The L 

conference was stimulating and served a very valuable purpose 
in the minds of all present. A ll were... agr eed that such con- 
ferences should be continued on a periodical basis* 

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It was very evident that conferences of this kind 
solidified the thinking on the part of the field as well as 
the Seat of Government* Problems which might otherwise remain 
undisclosed are brought into the open and thoroughly discussed* 
Such conferences offer a fine opportunity for the Bureau to 
make clear to the field the basic reason for its position on 
a variety of matters and at the same time provides an oppor- 
tunity for the field representatives to suggest amendments in 
official thinking* 



^JAjl-JLJ/JLLLJ^^^ af id was so recognised 

by all personnel attending the conference* IjLQJLd,~^&&&ularly 
t'M-iilLfliiPl^ a ll 0/ those 

i ft .^ii^feflge .M..fe IMttlt M.tM,JM£MM$ n 5 * TJw'rPis "good 
reason to believe that all, in returning to the field, will 
transmit this enthusiasm and eagerness to those under, their 
supervision* This was the result of the previous conference 
which was held a few weeks ago* It was disclosed/that they returned 
to their respective offices charged with a determination to carry 
out the wishes of the Bureau* They were successful in conveying 
this same feeling to other reoresentatiues oJ^iM^ajfA ^^*^^^^ 

In my judgment tf good deallofi cr^Uji 
foxJlU J^hi-UM h^MjsctMai. JuL ^sp$4Sd^MMMe^p^ 
attend such,, conferences* 



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- X Aaue? reviewed the organisational setup propoWtt^cnf* 
the goizestic Intelligence Division and I would like to 
reconjttetid, i* be brgmizcd in the following nanner* whi:ch is 
also indicated pn the phqrt attached? * 

1* Mr* Zelnqnt do: the Assistant Director to attend the 
Executives Conference* * 

*?* Special Agenfi Supervisor Villi azx V* Cleveland as fjl Mafi 
tt> &7% JeMbnt to "act in the sarxe gapaciity as Sfpecial 4goy& 
Supervisor* Geprgd S&att&rday in Mrk I>ddd*& Office* 

^?# Ur* Carl £* Hennrich to be designated as. Inspector in 
Charge of the Security Section and to ac% on Mr * Uolnpnt *s deck; 
%n h%s absdnce an% also attend 4he Executive s Conference in the: 
absence $f Ifrv ^£lnohtm 

4* Special Agent Super&iscr Willi <& &+ Dranigan to, bje 
designated; && Gfyief of the Espionage Uni% and fo act, on ttt* 
£cnnrioh*s dt?$k during hie absence* t 

$+ Iff* Leo Ln ZaughliK ta continue as fnspeotor in Charge 
of the Correlation Section and in his absence Mr« Cm U* 
Stanley s Chief af the Royalty Unii;* to dot on his desk* 

In the event you agree with thepa recdianehdatidns they 
mill jte placed into effect itmediaSely* ' . , ~ 



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REQUEST FOR VERIFICATION OF EMPLOYMENT 



Budge Wtareau No. 63-R267.2 
Appro^f Expires June 30, 1951 



J **"""" J sectoral Bureau of Inves tigation 
Washington 2% D» C» ~ 



Dear Sirs: 



Applicant J&a n H« Belmont 

Address ft 23g 36th Street South 
Arlington, -Virginia 



An application has "been made by the above named applicant for a mortgage loan 
to be made by this institution and insured by the Federal Housing Administration, 

We would appreciate your forwarding a confirmation of the applicant's employ- 
ment status to the Federal Housing Administration for their. confidential use. A 
space for your reply is provided in the lower portion of this form, but you may use 
any method^o^acknpwledgment most convenient to you. If this form is not used for 
your reply, please indicate in your letter the name of this institution so that the 
Federal Housing Administration can identify the information with our application. 

" / 

Your prompt^consideration and reply will be sincerely appreciated by your em- 
ployee and^the undersigned. 




(Mojf^tjgagee) 



Sate f/faffSL 




EMPLOYER'S VE 
D. C. Insuring Office, 
Federal Housing Administration 
Washington 25, D. C. 

The following is furnished to you in strict confidence in response to the re- 
quest of the mortgagee named above. 



Length of time employed. 
Present position 



Tresent annual -base salary 

Approximate annual earnings for overtime work 1 
Probability of continued employment and other remarks. 




Date 



I5I4F4EB 1 1952 



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STANDARD FORM NO, 64 




Office Memoranda, 

TO j MR. LADd 
from j A* B, BEU 

SUBJECT: 



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Tolson 



1/ it is agreeable, I plan to fake two Mflfl fe f ...fln im/Li 
leouestOTvtin^^^ I do not /eel _ 

that it is desirable for me to take more than two weeks ' ; 
at the present time and consequently I am limiting my leave 
to this period* 




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vmMJLAJiewJejMence in this vicinit y and at that time 
?/ conamj)^^ additional me A. 



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I certify that I have received the following Government property for official use: 





ssion Card #76 mth case 
(Asst. Director) 



Commission Card #76 vrith case 
(Inspector) 



READ 



The Government property which you hereby acknowledge 
is charged to you and you are responsible for taking 
care of it and returning it when its use has been 
completed, DO NOT MARL! WRITE ON IT OR MUTILATE \ 



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^ UNITED,STATES DEPARTMENT # JUSTICE 



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11-7-51 



I certify that I have'xiEnkirt the following Government property for official use; 

returned 






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The Government property which you hereby acknowledge 
is charged to you and you are responsible' for taking 
care of it and returning it when its use has been 
completed, ,DO ,N0T JARK. OR JRITE. ON 1TLOR .MUTILATE. 




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Ir^^dratcd, Post &%li&* ^; &4» ^l^ffcfcnj Virginia* to ^arnich, ym iMdv*4&r 
tick i^srifcinc; p% £Lcn f J^ont, their j?df crcaqo ^5u-10C^91> fchi* hap tp^liod 
fcr wKort^aco loaw 

£a this ccrincctien* plpccq Isc £&viccd l£v Bc&ront catered., da daty^in 
apcrccAcab cepcoity ia tlta federal 2ur6ox .of 1 iirvpctigatidii da- Koveabcr 30jr 
1?3&> end to presently ^ccAKdng the? posiiioa c& *4*p££icnt director Hith, £olciy 
cfc the rdfcd of $13*000 per sfamci* . -- " 

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F<Jc<?ra2 bureau, of Xnv.eoti„-*;ticn. 
baohinjten, . » C* 







wear "r. ^ffifto^** 

J have <jiven co.ro/ul <c engine ration $o fcftc /af?t6 ^dtwjt* 
<#»** in connection oith the TQcett nioaariclIf9£r <*/ «!? fntarofftd 
ccruuciea 3y tilto Honolulu » Jtrfsion in *fca n^tcr of.iho pen^tn$ 
prosecution of Cctx^axiat funotionaried «f;uen 1$c *Snith Act and 
the cortGlvB'tcn ia inescapable that thio general projrazs, mo 
initiated- without proper planning on your* part and l;u& boon 
carried oiit vith little or no supervision -by the responsible 
".iroau e-ocutivea.* 

I epecificalln in3.truc.to4 at tie inception of thia, 
rtoiran that no caBeo care tp be: eubnitted to the ,epartr.ant 
for cgneiaeration aa to prooecuiion mtit-it had boon carefully 
and ae finitely ^etarnined that t:.ey vould viand .up at tho tir.e 
cf'preeeczittafr* In- tMo reaped %y tnotmctiona vere conpletepj 
£U,rc^?deS for chick failure, yo\L art? paracr.&lly responsible *a 
lar~c"part* 

X cannot pernit auch inazci.mbXy inadequate aupsrviaion 
and evaluation on t^e part of $f.a 0'urcGU f o ezecatima go has led 
to the recent fiasco in Cavtaii end uhitth hao resulted in irrepa- 
rable itara to the ~urcauia reputation* Accordingly,, you r-ay raqt 
aoa'yirad that any oiztilar failwaa on your part in the future wJZZ 
co \fOait utift r.oot severely* 






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to ,i KB. LAUD 

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date: January 4 } 1952 / 







subject: COMMUNIST PARTY, USA - Miff; 

> PROSECUTION OF ADDITIONAL COMMUNIST FUNCTIONARIES 

UNDER THE SMITH ACT 
) imRNAL SECURITY - C. 

(2, H Ca^so^ 

To advise you o/ the pol icy. MM . follow^ 
in authorising the us e j>£ , Bur e a u i^£Saitfl: ,.. afwvtne s 3 e s 
tr*flT1M^^ in particular the 

0^^p^^<mf^ T o answe r your inquiry in connection 
rail t iiepartmeriial wmojwnijm^ 1951 • 

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By nenorandm dated December 29, 1951, the 
Criminal Division of the Department provided part of a 
Tetter received from the United States Attorney at Los 
Angeles in connection with the California Smith Act case, 
Tills letter states that the United States Attorney has 
interviewed all persons who might contribute possible 
evidence without interviewing any of the current informants 
. o/ d the Bureau in the Communist Party and that these inter- 
views have not provided sufficient evidence to establish 
th^positions of the defendants and their responsibilities 
forthe proscribed Party teachings within the past three 

)ye are . The Party positions of soke of jfrf defendant* ham 
not been established at any timi T^The United States Attorney 
states that the Bureau has notrel e ased for interview a ml 
cuff e ^t infomQnh and ihflt a j'ofmer Burean iitfQrmnnt 
(Tiscubfld Wtfr. roiin with i fte jgp n . r ^pt f f ngj; heinq t 
relyoyW' .far' use as a witness atthi s ti ma* The United 
States Murney states t/iat mostof ^the evidence from 
persons interviewed^ particularly regarding Party positions 
of the defendant a. Is before 1948 and thus does not tend 
to estahlish the res ponsibility of pet of the defendants. 
ioithin the ^three-year peri odoflimitati oris re ^- - v; A ,)' 

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The letter goesfh tio set f fifth a swmary of the 
evidence obtained relative „ to thejairby positions of the ^^ 
de/endonts from the withhs^i^ihtfifiewed* ^ ' 










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"States Attorney advises that the informant is a necessary 
witness. Bureau decision will be made in each individual 
case as it arises. Several offices have advised that 
certain confidential informants mentioned in New York 
letter of September 18 are extremely valuable. The 
value of each informant will be taken into consideration 
prior to authorisation by Bureau. 11 

Bureaupolicy was ^^er_set_forth in 
SAC Letter fltBT^ a ivUinQ i he 

fiffl' W^'lff 'former informants and sources jl £n$nw- 
t iM'Ww^ *$y 

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No^pre sent reliable security informant or valuable 
source of information should be scheduled for interview 
by ihe United States Attorney without prior authorisation 
of the Bureau and each case will be considered on its 
individual merits. The letter po fe t»ife.a...ottt,,tiio.t,.oll^/9r»er 
i ^o?M^-.?!lt4W' u - Mea -* fl /-"* ^formUon^whoae^expQ sure 

would'noi harm ,pur aecuritj/ coverage, shouldbe^^t 

i n teryiewedj^ nt 

reliab^ 

If a present informant or source is requested by the 
United States Attorney, the office should advise the 
Bureau of the informant's productiveness and value and 
make a recommendation as to whether he should be used. 
The Bureau will then advise the office as to whether he 
can be used. The letter instructed that each office of 
prosecution work very closely with the United States 
Attorney and arrange to substitute testimony of former 
confidential informants and sources of information for 
the testimony of reliable security informants or valuable 
sources of information; that it is necessary to present 
as strong a case as possible in order to insure successful 
prosecution but the Bureau desires that these cases be 
presented with a minimum exposure of confidential 
informants. 

above policy, It is realised that in some instances it 



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mew be &*e9**mfr**«M**-M»^^ , 

Xswosskful prosecution. in,-the^tth^*~ee*M?- A recent 
U^m^ "of this' nature occurred in the Baltimore case 
"where attempts to replace vital information available 
through an active informant were only Partly s«co«s/u2. 
In this case the Departmental attorney needed the testimony 
of this informant to bring the activities of so »• J/ *fj 
defendants within the period of the statute of limitations. 
After all efforts to supplant the testimony of this 
informant mere made unsuccessfully, Bureau ™* ft0 / lt ^* 7 
granted to make the informant available to the Departmental 
attorney • 

CLEARANCE OF BUREAU INFORMANTS 
IN THE CALIFOBNIA CASE.i 

I A copy of the teletype dated October 4, 1951, 

Mentioned abovement to the Los Angeles and San Treses 
{Divisions , as did, of course, a copy of the SAC Letter. 

On October 9, 1951, a teletype was sent to the 

Los Angeles anaSan Francisco Divisions granting authority 
to^mile avh'XaUe t6~the United States Attorney, for,- pre - 
Vria^L inteTviel^ certain former confidential informants 
Inariolrces requested by those offices. Thi^M.l^yP e 

ua^il IJ i ll ^ ' g to* ie¥ States AiUrney co m Ut^.t^^er- 



until aster one vm, t*e« ui/t*uc?o «^«r Vj »»»wtf .xr"?-*..?^- ------- -^r~j" '' , . 

vtewT'^dTscontinued security irif ormant s and confidential 
sour^~mo-se-e^pw^ure'- would not impair ^scuryty goue^Qe. 
S^WonllBT « los Angele s were referred tc > the October 
1951 3 Teletype and were instructed to advise the Bureau 
of the active informants desired by the United States 
Attorney after he had completed the other interviews. 

The United States Attorney and his aides then 
vroceeded to interview the former informants and sources 
of information, as cleared by the Bureau, 

On November SI, 1951,^the Los,. Angele: a. Division 
n.di,iaed of the results of these interviews and statea 
"the evocation of the evidence available through witnesses 



MEMORANDUM FOR MR . LAPP 



mi 



c l^*A^?„rJnteryiew,and interviewed by Government 

2t£2™«.*« to.dat« reflects. .sesfe^Gl Weaknesses in 

Go vernme n it sea [s \e , parti cularly evidence concern i n g the 

Party positfon and rTsponsibi lUA ea of gg gJZHgasIi 

m -une_ current period or within +.h» P f^^/^ WZZtation^ 



a weakness in evidence pertaining to schools conducted by" 
the Party, the revolutionary teachings of such schools 

aid TaldZVT/il^^l °< *?,* d ^ endont « S° r th * establishment 
and conduct of the schools.'* The telet U pe seated that 

f5»^^Lflttfil^^ designated current 

\ *l cu ^it M^nfsrmnJ^who^a y te able to bolster the case. 

JtA/ormanta and sourcea. rott/t toe exception of\ [ 




/rom tto tfte* CTnfted States attorney rolin flB fl 1/ " 

wad secured aanftrlmn+.i rri 7 „ /■ +u.. ,, " ° Z? Py ^ 

The letter 



»«' secured 

an t.l.L^S Z > mooned above, and shows u>hy she 
+ *J 3 t en t iaX "?*"'««• In *«« letter Mr. Tolin states 
that he has not asked for clearance of any current 

IhtVFZht 8 * 2i3 i ed *? the *weau'a prosecutive summaries 
which the San Francisco and Los Angeles Offices of the 
Bureau heme n+.n+.** +« k^ ^ ■» . . , __. . ^ r . J une 



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rartu- He states that he believes the use of \ \ will 



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I told Mr. Ellsworth tt^tj mnted UJnoM,9h^ 

and how often Zos Angeles had attempted to secure this in- 
formation from Binns and exactly Mai the attuaiion wos 
because in answering the Department!* memorandum we wanted 
to be specific and sure of our ground. I further told him 
that inasmuch as the Department has furnished us the in- 
formation from Mr. Binns 1 letter, ett^lM ?I MZ*JW- 90n 

should see Mr. Binns this afternoon and ■ jefer^Ujhe^letUr 
and sit down with Binns to go over the matter with hin as 
to what informants he reeds. I told Ellsworth that it is 

e»«h|faO^?*r"w;75rt tft U straightened out at once as the 

Bureau cannot be put in the position that it has npi provided 

the evidence ,M9i^MVJ9T. .^P^M^* I *°W *** * fta * ottr 
procedures are not changed; thai the Bureau wants to clear 
each and every current informant before interview, and 



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clearance will depend on. the necessity oLthe info 

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\\ I advised Mr. Ellsworth that relative to \ [ 

in view of the fact that San Francisco was unable to supplant 
her testimony, we are considering making her available as 
a witness and that Los Angeles will be advised specifically 
on this in the immediate future. I told Mr. Ellsworth that 
the Bureau could not understand why abetter IffihisJiip* 
would be written by Binns if Los Angeles had sufficiently 
close liaison with the United States Attorney. I told Mm 
that the Bureau necessarily depends on Los Angeles to tell 
us what the United States Attorney requires in keeping with 
our previous instructions to Los Angeles. I instructed 
Mr. Ellsworth to call me back today on this matter in order 
that we could definitely and specifically answer the Depart- 
mental memorandum. 

\ 
SAC Carson called me fcacfrjn ^ 

January 4 to advise ihat'WWfnotl^en "aSlflo reach 

United States Attorney Binns, bufjijc$JMM^ 

to do so in accordance with the above instwctijons. Se 

advised that former United States Attorney Tolin was in t 

personal charge of this case until December 3, 1951, when [ 

he became a judge. 

Binns took over as United Spates Attorney on 
December 5 and the United States Attorney's office r Ws been 



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an un sett le d state since that time due to the shuffling of 
cases and the^nol iday seaso n^ Mf.~Cd rsoji ajBTdT thai very 
cl Q8e~lTfaTso n ^'hds b e en ma inta ined with" Binns b y SA . # • R. 
Ouir&oiU- To~snow ggJOgrgynt - '"gJ^jgI^rxigT>oli^'""d"P€j*jtigjt prepared 
a memorandum, a copy of which' is attached hereto, showing 
t hat lie • o drttact'ed' E linns ev e'ri/Wor^^ jO$C.Jl£ 

too» office on pecem&fx, § m ~ yr^ narsorT potn¥edTlaui that ?t 

na s peen very djiffi'cultlbo_ get_Mr..m^BSnnA^Jtio. settle down and 

^_^ ^ d a e a" t/t a r o i up ft J y « He stated tha t Binn s is a 
"b ull in a ch ina shop: " thai he appears to Jbe ^frTendTy^o 
the Bureau and~~iha't : Carson Tha's been keeping in mind that 
Bfnner~Wiir be 'representing the Bureau at the various defense 
moirvwns and,: timrefore^ Bfnhs r friendship should he retained. 
He advised™ €hdt' fheffn^ Office has not 

prepared these cases thoroughly for trial and that the Los 

ngeles Office has been pushing him as much as possible 
concerning the cases. 



feJ Mr. Carson stated that on December 2A. 



jfrift'tml that current informants [ 



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made available or substitutions for them m Los Angeles advised 
San Francisco and the Bureau b y letter dated December 29, 
and San Francisco has now advised Los Angeles" that the evidence 
to be given by two of these informants can be given by former 
informants, and San Francisco is endeavoring to substitute 
on the testimony of the third informant. I pointed out to 
Mr. Carson that the Bureau wants to be advised promptly of 
these requests by Binns and consequently teletuves should ^ 
be used instead of letters » I reiterated to Mr. Carson 
that by his letter, Binns has made a record indicating that 
the Bureau has not provided sufficient evidence for prosecu- 
tion and that this, of course, is not a true picture . I 
told him we wanted to know why Binns had sent the letter a nd 
reiterated that he should get together with Binns this after 
noon and go over this matter with him and pin him down as 
to Just what he wants and why. I told him that we want to 
know the results of this conference with the United States 
Attorney. I advised Mr. Carson that we are going to revly 
to the Department to the effect that we have repeatedly 
tried to go over these cases in detail with Mr. Binns to 
get his requests and that we stand ready, as in the past, 
to give immediate consideration to any of his requests, 
Mr. Carson reiterated that, as reflected by Overton* 8 memjoYandum, 



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a v eru clos e lia ison has b* *n maintained with Binns and, in 
ailition h Mi-ion '• contact with Binns, Carson has wade 
numerous c ontacts. 
Vhe letti 



He stated he will take up the 






If you agree, we will prepare a reply to the 
Department, pointing out that we have repeatedly endeavored 
to get USA Binns to specify exactly what informants he 
needs fro* the standpoint of evidence necessary in this 
case. Relative to the former informant mentioned in the 
departmental memorandum, we will advise the Department 
that this informant is being made available to the United 
States Attorney and that in the case of other informants we 
stand ready to consult with the United States Attorney at 
any time regarding his needB and duirfs in this respect/- 
as wejave i\ the »asU<^V^«!y*^*Wy-9 

I think we should point out in our mewrandum to j}, 
the Department that as the Department has previously been 
informed, security informants are extremely difficult to 
develop and once exposed are no longer of value to their 
country from the standpoint of security coverage; that we 
have kept this constontly in mind in view of our responsi- 
bilities in the security field, nevertheless, we stand 
ready, as in the past, to give careful consideration to 
the needs of these cases, providing the United States 
Attorney makes specific requests for clearance and designates 
! those informants who are essential witnesses. 




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To : SAC 

By: SA H. R. Overton 

pursuant to your request, I am preparing a memorandum 
outlining in detail the extent of the liaison which we have win- 
tained with the office of the JJ. S. Attorney in Los Angeles concern- 
ing the prosecution of the Smith Act cases and more specifically!, 
the liaison that has been maintained with present JJ. S. Attorney 
falter Binns. 

Close liaison has been maintained with the office of the 
U. S. Attorney since the time of the arrest of the Smith Act subjects 
which occurred on July 27 last. I have been designated as personal 
liaison representative from the Los Angeles Office with the Office 
of the U. S. Attorney concerning these cases. I have devoted my 
entire time since that time to working on these cases and have 
spent a very large part of my time actually in consultation with 
the U. S. Attorney and the various assistants in their offices. 

It will be recalled that former U. S. Attorney Ernest Tolin 
was given an interim appointment a§ ff. S. District Court Judge in 
Los Angeles. He took the oath of office on December 3 last. Mr. 
Tolin had been previously handling the preparation for the prosecu- 
tion of these cases more or less personally. He actually received 
notice of hie interim appointment around the middle part of Hovember 
last. From that time on, he did not actually handle the prepara- 
tion of the cases personally, except he did appear in court in 
representing the government concerning certain pending motions. 
Ur. Binns did not actually take oath of office as V. S. Attorney 
until December 5 last due to some controversy among the judges 
who made the interim appointment of Binns as U. S* Attorney. There 
was a gap of two days when there was no U. <J# Attorney. 

I can, and do, positively state that throughout the 
entire month of December it was most difficult to get Mr. Binns 
or any of the assistants in his office to sit down and really study 
in detail the summary reports and evidence in connection with these 
cases* I don't mean to state that it is my opinion this was due 
to a disinclination on the part of Binns or his various assistants 
to work on the cases so much as it was due to the confusion, etc. 
attendant upon Binns being appointed U. S. Attorney and Mr. Tolin 
being appointed Judge. Additional confusion resulted from the 
judicial dispute as to whether or not Mr. Binns would be U. S. 



Attorney plus the fact that the Christmas holiday season occupied 
the last week of the month. I did finally succeed, after consider* 
able effort, in yetting Mes srs Binns. Law rence K. Bailey, Special 



Departmental Assistant, and \ ~| Assistant U. S. Attorney, 

to confer in studying these cases on the nights of December 11, 
12 and 13. However, these conferences were concerned almost 
exclusively in studying the exhibi ts in connection with the cases. 
Assistant U. S. dttflrngy |~ I participated in these conf^nggs 

only on the night of December 11. Assistant U. S. Attorney 



] participated in these conferences on the nights of December 



12 and 13, but he had to leave early, at approximately 8*00 PM, 
on each night. The conferences lasted until approximately 10:00 PM 
with the exception of these three nights. It was not possible to 
get Mr. Binns and his assistants to examine these cases prior to 
the Christmas holidays. I did suggest to Mr. Binns, upon a number 
of occasions, that we try to work out an agenda for detailed work 
and study of the cases over the holtday period. Mr. Binns did not 
definitely disagree with this suggestion, but h$ more or less evaded 
the point and it was not possible to set up an agenda. 



Assistant U. S. Attorney 
preparing the case at the trial, was on leave 
until January 3. Lawrence K. Bailey was out of the city on leave 
from December 21 until December 27. U. S. Attorney falter Binns 
was on leave on December 27 and 28. 



I made the same suggestion to Mr. Binns in regard to the 
New Tear holiday week-end, suggesting that we confer in detail and 
study the cases over that particular week-end. This suggestion wet 
with negative results. I did succeed in conferring briefly with 
Mr. Binns concerning these cases on December 26, at which time Mr. 
Binns also reviewed the transcript of evidence on the various 
potential witnesses and made up a list of witnesses to be handled 
by the various attorneys for the government. During this interview, 
he also reviewed the summary of evidence reflected ty prosecutive 
summaries, and specifically requested that an eff ort be made to 
fin d a su bstitute for the testimony attributed to I I 

and I I which was reported in the Stack report u/» page 22 and 
in the Yates ren ort on page 27. Ee also stated that he would like 
to have] \ who is a current SF informa nt. Eowe ver f he made 



no specific request to have the Bureau clear] \at this time. 

This conference with Mr. Binns is reflected in Los Angeles letter 
to Bureau dated December 29, 1951. 



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According to my recollection and according to my 
Sumber 3 Carde, I visited the U* S* Attorney's Office every 
work day since Mr* Binns was appointed V* S* Attorney except 
on only one, namely, December 20, and I distinctly recall 
conferring with Mr* Binne and a number of hie assistants tele- 
phonically on that particular day. I think that I actually 
saw Mr* Binns on each working day that he was in his office* 

The only detailed conferences that I have succeeded 
in having with Mr* Binns or any of his assistants concerning 
a detailed study of these cases were previously indicated in 
this memorandum with the exception of a conference held in 
his office on January 2, 1952* At that time, he told the various 
assistants, who were all present, what witnesses they were going 
to handle and discussed the order of the witnesses and the theory 
of the case* During that conference he requested that this office 
prepare a file for each of the attorneys containing memoranda and 
evidence to which each witness could testify* This request was 
complied with and the project was completed on January 3* 

In ad dition to the above, Assistant U. S* Attorney ] be 

1 I on December 21, requeste d me to prepare a kit b7c 



of Marxist literature for study by Mr* \ \over the Christmas 

holiday* This was prepared on the same day and furnished to him* 
Keither Mr* Binns nor any of his assistants have made any request 
for assistance from me or this office except as related above. 



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A. HABelwont 

/.J. Bating 

COMMUNIST, PARTY, USA - BRIEF:] 
(prosecution of AddiijioMT^ '-■; 
Communist Functionaries Under 
the Smith Act - ffcwcftj 
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stfirj iicr of 1940 







PURPOSE: 



To advise you of an editormLln^te ^hriLary_ r d y ■■■ 




of theJjQnolulu office Mi.hJtoJ}A&J3^ : i 

Director of the InternationajrimgMorimnh and Warehouse'' 
men's Union, 



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DETAILS; ^ 

4n editorial appearing on page 118 of the February^, 

1952, issue of }t The Nation," reads as follows* ";.'■ ; ""V*: 



"Z&fiJELlI!^^^ ne in 

Hawaii when the International Long shoremen 's and; 
Warehousemen 's ffnion broadcast over Station KH0N~ 
the recorded conversation of two FBI agents with;., 
David Thompson, the union ! $ educational director, 
CallinQ at Thowsonls. ..home, the iMSM^t^LM 
j^s^d! 

a union official now under indictment for violation , 
of the Smith act. isLh&camji government witness 9 \ '£ \ 
Unknown to the agents, a t&joejrej&^^^ 
| t^jfoteiffieip^ s ^ 

offered a variety of Meals,' H}$Jf^ 
lOfiOESKe r of'Jourii s in,Jhe, ^?^iK€*; ^i^£ 

r/ie ajents...^ t ^te iS KS rsons 

indicted in ffawaii /or yiolatiJJF ^^he^mjHjh jict 

c Msii4u£&dJO^ 

s i?llltlJf.JM ^Iglarid 3, y Theytjiid ^W^jaufl^;^ 
one of them said; H'hey would makejoqjr/^'omunis^ 
in the lowest cell in California. lU'li- J ^fimJMj/ 
that ti&_^Ia.l&^ ', ; 

tl^M- ie^rd _ oyer a nati onal ne too rfr b rf at* J ea -e t„ jfllt 

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77ie flwreau 's files reflect that a study was 
made ^LJLTh e Nation " during the ueriod from January 1935 
to Decembe r 1943 a nd~TF~wlTs ~a~rrrrm-^^ 1 

Has on pc ^ctfliQna^j^i^igccLl^q_3gri> totfa of f ormer Communists 

% n - d - ^.^r^pwwu^^£_^_j^_ttfT3 for this macjaTrhl>*7~~~l%e~'nea r- 

Co??im^riist3 are i ndiuiduals "co^e"r55Tnjn^ow?rr*speci/ic ' ■ 
P r00 / °f membership in the Communist Party is available 
*M* whose intellectual independence appears to rule out the 
presumption of Party membership. " The Nati on" has specifically 
^V^dteX^^ZfAs-t and-LOAjisjUkjL HrSji Q . defender o f ■c i u'S tr ¥ 

S^+iJnV' °" c e ^^^f^T^ abridged 

for the Communists it is but a step to deprive other and 
less obnoxious elements of the same rights. The iournnl 

£°>rfr u. or^an. However, Qn„_someissues it has been in 

w-^^on^ther^ 

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Hr. Alan £< Belriont 

Federal, Bureau of Investigation 

T^aohifigton^ J9* C* ' C^' * ,, vr''*') ^T 

Dear Ur* Belnonii 

Jjy attdniion has been 4ir$cte<& to tup lack of edordi- 
n&tian displaced irt your division in connection with the re-cent 
nutter involving conhendatioh b£ Special Agents, of the Cleveland 
tiff tee for thdir rshrk' in developing valuable security informants* 
The- nanner in tahich this natter : tfds hahdied resulted in an un* 
warranted delaU in the taking of final action in this instance* 



1 have noted that the Domestic intelligence Division 
initially, solicited Tdcom&ndUtiiohs fif the Sp&pfal Ageh? in Charge 
. a% Cleveland; cbncefnijng these Age.hts and upon receipt of such 

* recosisiehdatiions- at the. Bureau,, routed then to the Adnirii&trative 
Division mith. u nbtatibn thai; the Agents should b$ coMnended* 
fHe Administrative Hvision* expressed some dbubt as- to vsfaether 
letters of conkcndaJbion were Justified and returned tftia ratter 
to your division - on January 5> 195$, far further cqnstderat ion. 
Thereafter^ the 'fccrihter lads- &eri# back, dnjd forth anbhg supervisors 

* tfn< your division and, scextdin action uas; £akM nphich fron inform 
tiation. mbntitHed teas deie.rhi.ne.d po be incorrect, with the result 
that dri 'tfntiddessary delay occurred before, proga* action van ft" 
nttllty taken in this fuLirt&r*. . 

$#ch "roundtrobin"* handling M occurred in your divi-*. 
3ioh in i this instance could he avoided W grope? instructions 
in staff conferences, and you should take* appropriate, gteps to 
properly, instruct the. Special Agent $uper\?teor,a in your ditiisiga ft 
■30 thai "duett natters Piig Q# handled pronptly arid pLddqud'pely sri y» 
the fuiute*. fou are expected to see -to it thai thgre is ho tt '<=> 



^^^^epetitibfr of a sihiia.r lack Of coordination in yqbr division, 
^T~as occurred in this instance,* ..-..— 

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suBjBCT^MMr JW TRANSMITTING LETTERS Of COMMENDATION 



Reference is made to the attached memorandum to you 
dated January 25, 1952, concerning the delay > in transmitting 
letters of commendation to Agents of the Cleveland division for 
their development of Security Informants. 

For your additional inform ation, it is noted that Special— 

who is one of the Agents on the 
on, prepared and 




Agent Supervisor 

Informant Desk in thevpomesttc Intelligence Divisi 
transmitted the letter^ of December 17, 1951, to the Cleveland Office 
soliciting the recommendation of the SAC concerning the commendation 
of Agents who had dev eloped a particular informant in that division. 
"Supervisor 1 in reviewing the status of this informant, 

observed that he had recently \ been accepted as a member of the 
Communist Party and feeling that perhaps commendation might be in 
order, transmitted 1 the letter of December 17, to the Cleveland Office. 

The Cleveland Office replied by submitting three separate 
communications, two of which were dated December 28 and one December 
29, recommending four Agents for commendation in connection with their 
development of three confidential informants. These letters were 
received in the Bureau on January 3, 1952, and were thereafter routed 
to the Internal Security Section of the Domestic In telligence Division 
where they were received on January 4.6{/ Supervisor } {■. immedi* 

ate ly upon receiving and reviewing these letters, Supervisor \ 
noted his approval of the SAC's recommendation that the AgenffTe 
commended. Ee then telephonically discussed the matter with Supervisor 
C. Ray Davidson of the Personnel Unit and thereafter transmitted 
the material to Supervisor ^fty^^ 

1 Zoo® /- / 3 ° J vv 

This material was received by : S^f5tso> trBaj/yfttouidsoa j 

of the Administrative Division on January 5 rand was immediately 
reviewed. Following his review of the "communications, Supervisor 
Davidson did not feel that there was sufficient information to justify ; 
letters of commendation to the Agents becauee the major portion of 
the information set out in ttie [correspondence pertaine to the .'{ 

accomplishments of the informants and did not reflect in any detail I 
the work performed by the AgenfpWsonner^ these informants* 

Accordingly, Mr. Davidson was of the opinion that additional information* 
was needed to properly evaluate whether the Agents 9 actions or work 
in developing the informants actually deserved commendation. He, 



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uas done. Super w*a or J>°»° n the progress of these / ajso „ t e d 
home on .70^0^ 24, re"" ^ ne SAC . ^uperuisor ^o ^s* which 

with the recommendation* oj g gf loork on the inj c(juot 

that « «» t ^iS° t U as noted *W, { W* jj. J^tt!. «**«* ^" . 
prompted his action as during the seij ^*% hree .day period. 

!r t r^er^^rt;a3 e: fe^fe^n2e e„enin ? o,_Monday, 



ohwthat since tne 



3ei/ "r74 t was the c 
S.SSu^rJo.iu.d the 
l^ponse to the Bureau 



' conclusion of fP^^/^at Cleueiand in 
,, reC omMndatton o/ *** t £ir would be ^ined by 
.t a ypnuest, nothing fur-one? ~ . rac ^ cn d the 
.Response to the Bureau . £9£J^ ton . In »«•» °{,*^' Ration «oas . 

{again asking ^.J^Ztive Division did not /ee2 »» j Mrt M deol i ed a y-_ 
1 fact that the Admin is-ora^ * facts received, Super"". most carer 

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^ch conation could be pre d*oat. ^f ^a^d^y 5up.ruJ.jr Joseph 
individual letters j all three cos e f January 16, ^5S. 

D . Donahue, transcribed and se "* n *^ r °" £ '!J h "" e letters for Mr. Baumgardner 
luoervisor G. E. Irwin approved one of *""* 1! Ied -^he ther two for 
fnd Supervisor Calvin Heard approved and *-J^ \ ftUe oc * inff for 

Section Chief Baumgardner Supervisor y°^P 'and after discussing 

Ur. -3. H. Scatterday as Jm**6er One »» /" ^ initialed them for Mr. 
these letters with Mr. Belmont, approvea an 
Belmont and Mr. Ladd. 

» is noted that all three */ --^er^r! SS.o^Jr^ 

..•arrcnted. J/r. Jfohr de * e ™ ine ^ ** a t n *°™ i£ e „ce Division wftere they toe re 
turned the letters to the -D°»>?s^ c ,£"**" 21?»i*h instructions that 
received on the I^o*»* *»' " °", Material teas then immediately 
letters of commendation be Prepared- J rtf T Administrative Division and 
f or,arde/to Super^ l^j '„? ?£ ^ a °t{ly P~Pared and sent through on 

^ roii-"4 a"/-:"^: s .^n, «, « 5 *. 

cc!,-cl usicns -i.vJ recdmmMMM£M C&y G/av'' 3 ^ 

: • „ e + *** matter by Supervisor Bay 

rtth re/erence to the review °f th™™** involved in the 
Davidson or the Administrative Division, he was no* fte matter 

delaf in hLdlinp 0/ this particular .at *£•»„££!„ discu ssed it 

on January 5th, *»»««°*« 2 .J' ^^n the io*.es^c °l»fiiW« **«»*«*<"** : 
mi th the super^isorhandl.n? »t »» tft.^^ /0p /urtAe r *«,«12».»S. 

Supervisor [ / u ' tQ ~ 

W en final action ^ f^JtVAll'VaV 7ec%v7d™fa^aV V %t ,- 
^e «•*?:'- «r. , 'S?-S , *.S B -^ tenrtrroufh under date o/ January «,-. • 

«*h re/erence to his oroide ^™^ ^nff JS:^-.""* 
/acts »ere presented to £»*»/«( J #*•£„& "ofjice dated' December SB and 
the letters in question from the ^f"" ?"^ „o detail concerning out- 
I9 ooncerninc these «**«'•-«» <* *^/°„ Question in det>elopin 3 the 



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s set /ort/i in justification of commenda- 
I have discussed this natter not only with Davidson but wi^th 



made by the Agents in question wa 
tion. 




With rererence to the delay in the Domestic Intelligence Di- 




the supervisor t SA 

To a self inspection of the Domestic Intelligence Division. 



emend ation be forward ed to the ^^»*f "^^^^t^ettt 
n cuestion 3 before letters advising Cleveland that ±ey\ e 
n cuesviuri, uvj nrenared for dispatch. 




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It is further felt that Mr. Belmont should have more thoroughly 
explored this matter before approving the letters to Cleveland advising 
that letters of commendation would not be transmitted* It is noted 
that Supervisor Schmit discussed this matter with Mr. Belmont before he 
initialed the letters turning down letters of commendation for trans- 
mittal* 

jt is therefore my recommendation that Supervisors Donohuej 

| I toward and Schmit be censured for the manner in which this matter 

was handled by them. It is further recommended that a letter of censure 
be addressed to Mr. Belmont in this matter since it is felt that a more 
careful review would have resulted in different final action being taken 
by the Domestic Intelligence Division in this case. 



It is not felt that Supervisor \ \ who initiated 

this entire project^ is in error since he was assignea to the self- 
inspection at the time the matter was handled by Donohue and was not 
involved in the final delay in handling this matter to proper completion, 



BRIEFS OF THE FILES OF THE SPECIAL AGENTS INVOLVED ARE ATTACHED HERETO 




ADD^VVMi 2/6/52 JPMsDW t^** 00 ******^ 

I recommend that the following action be taken with respect to the 
handling of this matter: 

I recommend that Special Agent Supervisor C. R. Davidson °f * he Ad T 
ministrative Division be censured because of «•/*»"» '££"* \% 5S 
analysing this problem when it was referred to ^ u on A Janua ^.y A**1' 
I do not think it would make any difference what *»V?C in^rJnts 
develop the three informants in question since two of the informants 
lid already been su/cessful in filtrating the Camm^ 
the third was on the verge of doing so and I think that «»» **;»* 8 
who are successful in accomplishing such a result most c e rta l nI V. J 
%noul6 \ \ commended. Davidson >s actions direttly le d to ™*/" r on 
mishandling of this matter in the Domestic Intelligence Division. 




] of the 



I recommend that Special Agent Supervisor^ — ^ / n «±Vum*ntal 

Domestic Intelligence Division be censured because he was ™** r "**. ntal 
in some of the delay in the handling of this letter and he *\4™* 
handle the situation decisively and in accordance ******* {*"?._ 

iudament. I 1 first recommended the letters of commendation 

to the Adm inistrative Division and then when he »° s cha2isn?ed he 
accepted a faulty analysis and prepared communications *° ^* u ^ a £* 
asking for further justification. If he thought he was right m the 
first instance he should have stuck by his guns and if he was 

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challenged he should have taken the matter to Ma superior Which 
he did not do. <) © — ^Jf-M-a- ^ _ t^xyu ■ jj. 



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i:r a s"yss' ;y"ggg"„:;: / :;r;^-a"'°" J 

the motter in the /*rst »»•*•?«•• ' B ur eo u «as o/ the opinion the 

omiendotion hat that they naa "" of J 2 agents should be commended 
and he »as o/ **« ° P * * ? t» +fct2 ™Ze regardless of the icor* which 
/0 r -•"•Iop*»g '^J^'r^'J ?.»lf<»/'^V*o *«*v» 

the .« grants did. 1 thin* L^j— — dd resoluin7 it by calling the whole 
aggressive stand " t ( f n * ^ V »Ho » e could resolve it with 
Sr?"§1w*» SnS*l- t^t respect 1 thin* his judgment u,as fault, »» 
evaluating the situation. 

1 thin* irr. Belmont should ^--""^re's? ^S^"^^: 
in his division ***»£••»»«* V lelmont stepped in and aggressiuelj, 
in handling the problem. Had ilr. \Y™?\he attention of Mr. Glavin 

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Office Memorandum 



UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 



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to : THE DIRECTOR . date: January 9j 

from : D. ilXladd 

subject; PHILIP MORRISON 

(McCarran Committee Request) 

0' 

PURPOSE: 0oVvvCS 4\a X*4el\^e*ct D'"S*<* 

To adui$« you of reasons for the delay in forwarding to 
you memoranda dated December 14, 1951, which incorporated inform 
tion appearing in Bureau files relative to Professor Philip 
Morrison, Nuclear Physicist of Cornell University, Ithaca, jlfeut * 
Tork, <& 

BACKGROUND; 

^J9^®lUJ e 9!*Ur MJ*.JM*oraniu*. fjo® ^« Belmont 

Request) dated December 14, 1951, Mt.^iolsm^PtJA "Ladd where 
h as memo been s ince Dec. 14. n You noted it l'^n^gii\i until 
t/aHTTT^^ "w$ tar itten.tf . " 

DETAILS: 

The blind and c ovwjiemdra n (toon Morrison were completed 
i n the C^eiation-ffffi flon .gntTToT^^ I95J, and 

safcmitted to Inspector Keay's office for approval* 

S ince ^JX ll on jLL^ wtyect °L a P en(iin 9 "Internal 
Security^ igat ion these 

»«5ES5^^ /or 'review, where 

they werezeceivedpnM^^ December 17, 1951* 

On December 18* 1951, the Espionage Unit recommended that 
>*J!*Pi$£^^^ ?• Condon 

ant Sidney Michael Banco ff appearing in the blind memorandum be 

After discussing this point it was feltjhailjhese 
references should not be deleted, but changed relative to Oppen-lH 
heimer, Condon and Dancoff were made. TMsil^J^ ^ on December 19i 
19 51 ». 'and, M Jthe same date the se me moranda { we n^rTitmei "through, 

Jfr« folson'a offiieliirectly to Supervisor D t J. Sullivan, who 
prepared thems foiJ lTJjawQn 9f typographical errors appearing 

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on i3epcnii>er_^£7"r|^^^~ afs i S iHM£!S£?, J J?! -.&T&&J&S& d iV e ®MU^ t0 

On January 2, 1958, these memoranda were returned to 
Afr* Laughltn from Mr. Ladd with a "See me" which had to do with 
the recommendations of the Espionage Unit regarding the references 
to Oppenheimer, Condon and Dancoff. The memoranda were returned 
by hand to Mr. Ladd on the same day. 

)On Ja nua r y J5^.1&52^*^Jl!^ ' . 

Mr. Tola on 'a office on the jam date. 



ACTION. 



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The Government property which you hereby acknowledge 
is charged to yoii and you are responsible for taking 
care of/it and returning it when its' use has been- 
completed; DO NOT MARK OR 1ITE ON IT OR'MUTILATE 
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Very truly yours' 





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ifr. -Alan ff.„ Be2mont 

Federal Bureau of investigation 

Washington, J)» <?• 

I?ear Sir: 

£ wani you to know of my gictreziQ displeasure ^ 
concerning your failure to take steps, at the time the 
Presidents Executive Qrd$r was originally issued -estab- 
lishing minimum, standards for the handling* of classified 
information, to have the Bureau exempted from, any 
over-all regulations of the Department of Justice* 

As you know, the preliminary negotiations on 
the proposed Executive Order were handle & by the Security 
Division and yow had ample opportunity to anticipate the 
desirability, since the Bureau, had issued its own regular 
tions, of taking steps to have the Bureau exempted from 
any over-all regulations issued by the Department* 

X desire that in &he future you exercise store 
alertness and initiative in jnattefs of this type* antici- 
pating problems that are likely id arise, in order 'that 
the Bureau *s best interests might be protected*. Sho\}ld 
there be a recurrence of such a patent failure to protect 
the Bureau *s interests, you nay be assured more severe 
administrative action will be taken in your cas&> 

Very truXtf yours, 

* 00 J* r ■ .,,„ ,. 

John Edgar Hoover 

Director^^ — *&,-*"' 



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Office Memorandum • united states government 



T ° : The Director 

FROM : Lm Bm Nicnols 

subject: /^MINIMUM SECURITY REGULATIONS 



Fe b rua ry 






f.t t In accordance with your request, letters A to Messrs. 7^~^ 
XClegg ahdVBelmont are attached with reference to the failure toV /^T*^ 
take steps to have the Bureau exempted from any overall Depart- '*"~ 
mental regulations on this subject, 

In response to your inquiry, the Security Division had 
from time to time analysed various proposals, while the Executive 
Order on proposed minimum security standards was being negotiated. 
The Security Division also handled liaison with other agencies of 
government. The Training Division analysed the Executive Order 
once it came out and prepared the SAC letter to the field and the 
instructions to the Seat of Government, Mr. Clegg was appointed 
the security officer for the Bureau and the Training Division was 
charged with the responsibility of seeing to it that the Bureau 
complies with the Executive Order. 

MX" ^Belmont states that either the Security Division 
oji^the^rajnJn£ Division could have anti-cipated the matter of 
securing an exemption from the Department. 



Attachment 

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hQeral BUREAU OF INVESTIGATOR 
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 



FD-185 



REPORT OF PERFORMANCE RATING 







Name of Employee: AT.AH mnnm nKTMONT 




Where Assigned: FT 77? 



(Division) 
Payroll Title: d ■<?.<? r.CTM a t y nTBvnTnn 



nnuesTTa rvrer.r. 77?ew7e twtt 

(Section, Unit) 



Rating Period: from March 3 1, 1951 



to 



March 31, 1952 



ADJECTIVE RATING 



SATISFAOTORT 



Employee's 
Initials 



Outstanding, Satisfactory, Unsatisfactory 



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Rated by: 
Reviewed by: 
Rating approved by: 



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Signature 



Asst* to the Dir. 4-15-52 
Title Date 



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Signature 




Title 
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR 



Title 



Date 

MAY 1 9 1952 
Date 



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f 

(XJ Official 
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* ( 2) Annual 

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TYPE OF REPORT 



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( ) Administrate : k**_ 

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( ) Separation JlbJni serVfce ^3 *-*o2 
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22MAY211952 



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qerformance rating gulq 
Tor investigative personnel 

(For use as attachment to Performance Rating Form No. * FD- 185 J 



FD-185A 



Name of Employee BELMOffTj ALAN H. 



Title tTSST. DIRECTOR \ 

Rating Period: from 3-r32-&Z 3-31-52 



RATING GUIDE AND CHECK-LIST 



Note: 



Only those items having pertinent bearing on employee's performance should be rated. All employees in same salary* grade should be compared. 

Rate items as follows: * 

Outstanding (exceeding excellent and deserving special commendation). 

Satisfactory (ranging from good to excellent but not sufficient to f rate outstanding). 

Z! » Unsatisfactory. 

— Q No opportunity to appraise performance during rating period. 

Guide for determining adjective rating: 

An 'Outstanding* rating cannot be Justified unless all elements rated are 'plus', and in addition, of course, supporting comments must comply with the requirements 
as set out below, . , . 

So far as 'Satisfactory' and 'Unsatisfactory' ratings are concerned, it is impossible to provide a mechanical formula for computing the various 'plus*, 'check', and 'minus' 1 
marks because such would presume equal weight for all elements rated. Good'judgment must be, exercised to insure that the adjective rating is reasonable in the 
light of the elements rated. All minus marks must be supported by narrative detail, and of course; all 'Unsatisfactory' ratings must comply with the requirements as 
set out below. 



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(1) Personal appearance. 



(2) Personality and effectiveness of his personal contacts. 
-dt_ (3) Attitude (including dependability, cooperativeness, loyalty, 
enthusiasm, amenability and willingness to equitably- 
y share work load). 



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(4) Physical f fitness (including health, energy, stamina). __ _ __ 

(5) Resourcefulness and ingenuity., 

(6) Forcefulness and aggressiveness as required. 
* (7) Judgment, including common sense, ability to arrive at proper 

conclusions; ability to define objectives. 



-J^T (8) Initiative and the taking of appropriate action on own 
^ responsibility. 

(9) Planning ability and its application to the work. 



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(17) Firearms ability. 
^2-^-18) Development of informants and sources of information. 

_ (19) Reporting ability: 

£L (a) Investigative reports 
O rt^Summai 



iry reports 
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(c) Memos, letters, wires .. ^ __ 

(Consider: conciseness; clarity; organizat ion; 

thoroughness; accuracy; adequacy and perti- 
nency of leads; administrative detail.) 

) Performance as a witness. 



ki^_(10) Accuracy -and attention to pertinent detail. 

•^~ Q"*) Industry, including energetic consistent application to duties. 

™il.(12) Productivity, including amount of acceptable work produced 
and rate of progress on or completion of assignments. Also 
consider adherence to deadlines unless failure to meet is 
attributable to causes beyond employee's control. * 

2Z-(13) Knowledge of duties, instructions, rules and regulations, in- 
cluding readiness of comprehension and J, knowhow* of 
* application. 

H— (14) Technical or mechanical skills. 

— \£. (15) Investigative ability and results: 

—Vvfa) Internal security cases 

. fcrtb) Criminal or general investigative cases 

— fc^Jc) Fugitive cases 

— !^7d) Applicant cases 

t^te) Accounting cases 

£L(16) Physical surveillance ability. 

i. Specify general nature of assignment during most of rating period (such as se< 

t0 , r ' etc * — — security - assiotant Director 



(21) Executive ability: 
'±3£{?\ Leadership 

u^Jb) Ability to handle personnel 

fc^jex Planning 

— jydi Making decisions 
_jkn?) Assignment of work 
—jk^m Training subordinates 
L^Jjg) Devising procedures 

^yn Emotional stability 
>_i^f*) Promoting high morale 
k^Xj) Getting results 

JL. (22) Ability, on raids and dangerous assignments: 



(a) As leader 

y (b) As participant 

— i^_ (23) Organizational interest, such as making of suggestions for 
/ improvement 

^L (24) Ability to work under pressure. 

(25) Miscellaneous. Specify and rate:' \ 



security, criminal, applicant squad, or as resident Agent, supervisor* instruc* 



B. Specify employee's most noteworthy special talents (such as investigator, desk man, research, instructor, speaker): : 

executive administrator ■ ■ 

C. (1) Is employee available for general assignment wherever needs of service require? ygS(If answer is not V es \ explain in narrative comments.) 
, (2) Is employee available for special assignment wherever needs of service require? .ys^}( answer is not *yes', explain in narrative comments.) 

D. Has employee had any abnormal sick leave record during rating period? NO »(If so, explain in narrative comments.) 



ADJECTIVE RATING 



xArTxrAnmBY 



Outstanding, Satisfactory,, Unsatisfactory 







ALAN 'HARDEN BELMONT 
Assistant Director in Charge 

of the Domestic Intelligence Unit 
GS-17 $13,000 



Mr. Belmont during the entire rpiing* period has 
been Assistant Director in charge of the Domestic 
Intelligence Division. He is a conscientious hard 
worker, i.s very sincere, is possessed of good judgment 
and has a good* knowledge of the Bureau 1 s problems and 
policies. He has the respect of the employees of the 
Domestic Intelligence Division who t are working for him 
and^ is able to~dTrect their activities^inli very 
satisfactory manner. He is constantly endeavoring io 
develop plans for future contingencies as to the work 
of the bureau in the internal security category. In all, f 
Mr. Belmont has >done a very satisfactory* job. 



SATISFACTORY 



ADJECTIVE RATING 



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Employee* s initials. 



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HtftJit 8tatw department of 3iiBti<W 
Sfeteral Sureau of fcumifeata 
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Director 

Federal Bure'au of Investigation 
United States Department of Justice 
Washington, D. C. 

Dear Sir: 

For inclusion in the fund to be paid to the designated beneficiary of any 'Special 
Agent of the FBI who has previously contributed to this fund and who dies from any cause 
except self-destruction while- employed as a Special Agent, I am forwarding herewith (by 
CHECK - MONEY OBDER) the sum' of $10, payable to .the Chief Clerk of the FBI, to be included 
in said" fund. Payment will be made for death by self-destruction after the Agent has been 
a member of the fund for two years. It is understood and agreed that the sum tendered 
herewith is a voluntary, gratuitous contribution to said fund which, r understand is to 
be administered in the following manner. 

The Director of the FBI will appoint a committee which shali consider all matters 
pertaining to the acquisition, safe keeping and expending of said fund, which committee 
will recommend appropriate action to the Director in pertinent matters. The Chief Clerk 
of the FBI shall receive all contributions .and account for same to the' Director. Upon 
the death of any- Special Agent who is a member of said fund the appointed committee will 
consider the case and submit a recommendation to the Director as to it'B conclusions. Ap- 
propriate instructions will then be issued tp the Chief Cleric, .directing him 1 to pay to 
the designated beneficiary the sum of "$10, 000." "The ""following personTs 'designa'ted'as my' " 
beneficiary for FBI Agents' Insurance Fund: 



Name Loretta i?> BehOJlt Relationship 

Address 2711 N. Yucatan Street, Arlington } Virginia 



Date 



4/3/52 



The following .person is designated as my beneficiary under the Chas. S. Boss 
Fund providing $1500 death benefit to beneficiary of agents killed in line of duty. 

4/3/52 



N*m fl Loretta D* Belmont 



Relationship 



Wife 



Date 



Address 2711 JIT. Yucatan Street.. Arlington, Virginia 



i$ JMUW 

66 . 0151952 



Very truly yours;) 




WW H. mitoopf 




Special .Agent 



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Office Metnoranduwi • united states government 

to :* 27ie Director date: February 29, 195$/ 

FROM : l. B. Nichols / t?/&SL> 



subject: ALAH R.HbELUONT ^ 

In Jine wit/i the Director's instructions, l_talkedto 
. .Mr* JteJUmmt and told Ala the Erector iMM^iPMlc^^-^iri 
o/ the l ethargy that was constantly being exhibited here at the J 
Seat of Government; that it was oMJdl^&lW<xcu&&M^Mtto 
have, antic ipated.Mi*- taken, sieps. to have. ihe.Mreau.exeopted f 
the secu rity regulations of the Depa-rU&nt, issued pursuant to 
Executive Order creating minimum standards of security, 

I further pointed out to Mr, Belmont that^^s a furtfter 
illustration, thiJJMJk^LJ^Mich the Smith Act cases, in Honolulu 
had be en ftandi^fa^ t ,atracjcui8 end that the Direr. tjuuAas^CM &l etel u 
at a loss^U understand how the situation could develop in Honolulu 
which ~haT~de¥elVpidy~ihat if the cases had been properly prepared 
in the first place it would not have been necessary to have gone 
out and embarked upon a mass interview program* 

Mr, Belmonjj jtatedjhai the, Mmaxie&jis^&ubiultestJ o 
the^Qartment^ but that when they, started in- 

terviewing the witMSsei.Mey, found that the Mtnesses'simply did 
22li*fMJSS.p I asked him if it was because of faulty reporting 
and he stated that it was not; that t h e calib er of tiiejuitnea3.es-- 
tteiJLMniality ^axd,JheJIJtt and 'that h^can now 

see the if, should,, have, checked on_the__ witnesses ; that they would 
txyJiJLJJtiii£i^^ avoid a like 

situation^ 

' I further told Mr. Belmont the Directo r, as a further 
indication of lethargy, had fitted the dpiay in Rtnrtin^the inve? m 
tigj^iM^rowing:.JOiit^ on the part 

Oj^JlgejUSL^s; that the fig£j»rj tit JJt ui alx»n...ftad«ixeea ,pr one . t.p. uxx j t 
fjULRepQltj^ental instrupttons when it was our own integrity that 
was 'being challenged, not the Department's, and that it was not 

; u£tjyjLftl„.t^ got, 

i gjtwSnfl ; that in a case suchTsihis wej^ftj^W^ 
Departmentdl'Hnstructim but should have taken^the i initiative 
gMjvitWio"w6rb, ' TjbUOJiityt/Jte'aet the tone for the 
^uj^yllXu^iM; that he mus f Miici pate .. th i ngjs that are coming 
u^and'nusi take the initiative , i - / 

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Mendrandun for the Director 



February 29, 1952 



just ne per oa cu rjied to hin thai it would be nece ssarv^to,AS.L.the 

Dejw^n^^ when we 

had our own and the department knew we had our own, but that the 
Security Division had the opportunity of raising this question as 
the Security Division had originally handled the analysis of the 
background of the Executive Ofder, even though the instructions 
were prepared by the Training Division and Mr, Clegg had been desig' 
nated as security officer^ Ifty Relmont stated that he. would try 

future* 





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'DECLASSIFICATION AUTHORITY DERIU 



I AUTOMATIC DECLASSIFICATION GUIDE 



April 25,/l$& 







DATE 05-Zl™Z010 




memorandum: FpR. MR. 4S&SON 



' t » I On April 22> 1952* I saw Assistant Director Belmont or * 

V ] the Domestic Intelligence Division, 



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I also discussed with M*. Belmont the yeqeht Memorandum 
received from the Assistant Attorney general in Qfedrg? of the Criminal 
Division, Mr. Mcfnerney, in which" a ruling was iriade that if any A^6nt o|. 
this Bureau having knowledge <>£ a wiretap whs called to ^he .witness ijta'nd 
in court; that he must answeaf any Questions c0nc,erning the metho&of ~ 
coverage and other details concerning Same.. I told Mr. Belmont tfrat i| 
this ruling: stood, it would be necessary to -completely discontinue hll tech- 
nical surveillances. Mri Belmont; aSked whether Ihadlany ph;jectipn to.his 
taking this matter up with Assistant, Attorney Genera^ Mcinerhey- and point- 
ingout to him the proMems .which it jaised. " Uold hi&.Ilfead ho objectioji , 
to his taking this action hut he should fcjeeg Xn rtinf t»a$ it is a wellvknown 
fact that Mcinerhey keeps a diary and! records, ihe,r^i$aU conversations, 
^Whichhe has with^nyonei^nd;that>, thesrefore*' he, ^%&fyyfy Iho.utd-.bj 
uided accordingly.. 





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y$ry truly yotifcs > 




Jphn EdgalflEiciPver 
Director 












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TO: MR, BEMONT 
FROUt L. B. NICHOLS 



7-18-58 



W>^X 



There are attache 



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eto 



documents ranging in date from January 5 S 
1952, to June 16, 1952 s which have just 
been received^in the Records Section. 

An explanation^ is desired as to 
the delay in forwarding this material 
to the Records Section* 

LBNtcmc 
Attachment 



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ENCLOSURE 



HffiBPI FOB GOUMB PROPERTY 

fAal bureau of m 

M® STATES DEPARMT OF 







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Ci'Si* 



I certify that I have received the following Government property for official use: 

MM 



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lev Commission Card with case # $ 



Assistant Director 



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Old Commission Card with case § W 

Assistant uirector 



READ 

«* mm tm mm 

The Government property which you hereby acknowledge 
is charged to you .and you are responsible for taking 
care of it and returning it when its use has been 
completed, DO NO! IRK OR fflTE ON II OR MDTIIATE 
IT IN AMI 



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Aeceipt fob govmht peopebty 

VfeffllL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 
HDD STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 



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June 11, 19ft 



I certify that I have raofltethe following Government property for official use: 

returned 



7 



Keys to Room 



762? 


761.7 


7.638 


76li? 


7633 


'7651 


7630 


76!t3 


7637 


196 


76U1 


763? 






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ORDEO 

1952 



READ 



The Government property which you hereby acknowledge- 
is charged to you and you are responsible. foUalfing- 
care of it and returning it when Its use has been 
completed,' DO NOT MARK OR WRITE ON IT OR MUTILATE 




Very truly 





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STANDARD FORM NO, 64 



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Office Memorandum 

to i MR* LAB 
from : A. H. BEftlO 

SUBJECT: 



P 



• UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 






ALAN ff. BELMONT 
ANNUAL LEAVE 





For your information, ft y parentis. are, , ,cMing, f±m 
California to visit .lor, ten Miii^jnaivina May 25. 1952. 
Consequently } if it meets with your approval, JUmldJiketo 
take •ahnuaLleave a$ fo.ll Ms • 

l had' planned to request annual leave- for the week 
May 26-29', 1952, However, as Mr* Laughlin is moving during 
that week andit is not desirable for the two of us to be 
off $t one iike'y I would like to take leave on May 26^and_21*. 
l$52i a nd on Jine 2 and 3« 195% , Mr* Laughlin and Mr, Hennrich 
both will ,be here on those days* > 






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Office Memorandum • united stains government 



GLAV1N 



SUBJECT: 




DATE: 5-29-52 



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Former Bureau Clerk 
Kansas City Division 
Presently in Military Service 



Reference is 7na.de to m u^jjie mor c \naum of 
setting^ forth the inJ^orm^ati^n.m^ 

e'majloyee^w'ho is presently in the Marine Corps, had not w 
made an unaut hor i zed di solos ure., of inf \ormati on „Jro^ Bureau 
f Ties to" Raymond Harold Smith, a sexual pervert, 
"c las a mate of I I at Geo rge Wa shine ton 

1951m In connection with this, memorandum, 




mho was a 
U niversity i n 

feofrfrl I. 



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and Smith related that Smith on one occasion had requested 

"the Bureau files with regard to an acquaint- 
and who was suoposed bo b e in the M erchant 
| and Smith ^stated that \ \ had 

urn is h such information to Smith* 



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anc e Sm ith 
I'arine. B 
r e f used to 



to c 

hccL 

oth [ 



te c k 
md e 



tir. Tolson has inouired as to whether \ \ 

reported this "~ihc Tdeni ''at t tie t ime. A check of Bureau 
records discloses ho indication that the matter was reported 

bv\ 1 When interviewed by the S a n Diego Division, 

Kt hiinton ad vised that Smith had asked him to ascertain whetner 
th<> bureau had a case on his acquaintance or if the Bureau 

e interested in the theft of a government gun and o^her 

of Smith's had committed. 

stated 



ion of his 



Supervisor 



would b 

material which a seaman acquaintance 

Ethincton further stated that he believes he brought tne 

mi it er to the at ten 

ment , Spec i al , Agent | 

stated that it wci s no 

the Bureau. 

he could no 

to any 

meat i one d was 



at the Seat of Govern' 
ivho in all probability 
violation with in the jurisdiction of 
I said he subsequently informed Smith that 
i information from the Bureau's files 



'and that the matter Smith had 



furnish any 
unauthorised person 

not within the Bureau's jurisdiction* 

advised! % tia t h e ,-^/ 
matters fa 



be 

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Spe cicil A ge nt Suoervis or 
rec 61 Te ctibn of \ 



] has 






1 ha ving bro ught these 



■ Mr. 'Belmont 

.. //ju ;/• E. : Clerk 
U^fansa s City Off ice File t SO ) 
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t r ) his at bent ion and ar, indicated above, n n record that f 
r c") o r-te d if cdh he lbndt.ed in k'wreau files. 



'This mc :er is ') c i n'^ referred to ihc Domestic Intel li 
■ ryicv my is inn in. or ~er Djat info ma ion r&nardin? Snilh may be 
\ L l ?JiJ 2 3 ir )- i J'J :! -~ ~'h c Civil Service Cowiiss ion and the Department 
I o '" Le/~nse. ft is net felt thai any further action need be taken 



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FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATIOK '• 
IITED STATES DEPffllBT OF JUSTICE. 



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I certify that I have received the following, Government property for official use: 




JTO'SMML f 9 ■ 
(Issueiipril f ; 1952) 



7 



EEfflED 

mam am i * 

.(Issued May 21, 1%) 



tmmi Defltroyeriii Field Office 



READ 



"W REOOffDQi 

The Government property which you hereby raoiiS^e 
is jftafMf P'MJ W P> responsiil&jfor taking 
care'otyyl^etij^lg it when its* use has been*** 
completed; ^Dp-NOT:IMRrORl?lilTE^ON^IT"OR 'MOTIVATE " 
IT IN ANY 





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J7. .£♦ Edaards 

sex Sism&ss itr ir. s* oovEmimiT sEmzw 



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49 PefJgoiag *n a?/ eaaoffandma o/ J&y 23^ 2953 , thick to 

dttachedg \ \± adtnitteti honosc&ualg 

'•°f recently aavtsea an agent of we Pittsburgh Mvisfon, t hat ho had 
f\ attended parties vxi th other kcnoacxualo at tHe.hoke of \ I 

I I Maryland f on Thanksgiving and lieu fearWEMs 

x 1950* and that I L a Department a? ifofottaa ttaolo foce* 

"\r\ icha had attended these parti ee 9 had told ft|», I I that ) I 

did not have to vorry about possible raids by lata enforceiiattt 
•^ off totals because he had a friend xho worked v>it$ the F3X in, * 
Mshtngifonf £• £•, ttnd bhQ pas a .fellpw ola88tsat& during evening 
sessions at Qeorge Washington tfntversitfft *W $te$ JtiXULBureaU 
enplejjeo had checked the F3X filtis and had advised \ \ that hie 

residence iMt<4 not listed on the hov.o actual list,* 



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'- . inmwxGATXati to mte . - 

1 f jJtio&M: af the Washington Fiel d Oft ice inie&uicvidd ] ) tibode 

. 1 .ffg&Z ndttib ie I ~|r and w ho resi des? at thd hpm of 

I '_"■■■ 1+ Jforvla nd* I I adhitted having 



te 



±he pgr>tie& at \ } in £050? hut he denied that he b7 

had tiade the statement ihuv anyone had checked the bureau files -* 
for hin or had furnished hin any information fro$ Bureau files* 

However* I I did state thdt during ty& lpsi spring tern he 

attended d public, epeakihg elites giv&n by a JMi 041akl (phomtie) 
,ai Qeorge Washin gton ffn ive^sitii f and ihbre Xmgl a ffounff &&h in thin 
class whose name I I claim he #<**? £ nt>t k neti s hut tehok he bel 

forked for "the fiureau* According to I I He never dpked iihis 






class whose name I I claim he dhu h nt>t k neti s hut tehon he believes 

forked for "the fiureau* According to I I He never dpked iihis ' 

fellozt classmate to ch&6k the Bureau files ott himself j hut he di d f^ 
reqife&t that ^ cheek, be nadc en the navte of a friend :of \ ~[ in 

the Kezchant Marine* I { asserted* heaver g that the supposed 

$UTeau employed ipld hin, that he xiduld bet sc6urc this infoftzatii 



$ureau employed ipld hin, that he aduld apt sccUrd this information 

<a»»i«v— — for ft.in# 



stctooJa 




1 desorihsd the alleged Bureau <>mKl*ve& &s be ing about 

. L wishing I Jfr 

f %ho individual in question? frufi, been \ V 



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viont 
« M Personnel File .of 






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*Tol»on 

cut*. 

out* ' - ; 



aboai 3 fcsefcs before the spring term at George Washington. started^ 
and isaa living in on aoartnent on the fourth floor Of the 

I ^\ teas -under th& iapreaaton that 

thte Bure au emploue'e me. antteipa.ttng d transfer from \ \ to 

I ~\ as -soon as the school, tgfrfr 4iid4a* 

"___j8he student roster of the. public speaking class nontion~ed by 
I | tgaa Secured $ and a c/iefcfr' 0/ the #alc iiudem5» ftgs &0$» tzadd 

against the Bureau's personnel records, &ene of the hanes of these 
students could h e identified, as nf esdnt or former employees wiffr 
the exception of I | pfr.Q mfr be idehttcdX with 

1 a Bureau employee presently on military leave* 



and vhose assignment inmrch, iQSSg tsas with the MHno Cpppw at 
San Diego, California* in this, co nnection t the Washington Field 
Office has advised* that ] I tia4 « Clerk %% the. Security 

Division at -the tine a list vas prepared of the arresfs %ade by 
the Waahthotoi t Police Department' on sexual perversion charges* 
and\ I assi sted in the c ompilation of this list, Xt id 

~\ file that he* served at the Bureau 
until Juiy\28* 1951s ishen he tsds trd^oferred 



he 

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further noted Jrpto [ 
fron October, 



<V.fe JTansas City Division on a tnial: Hais as a SpeMal Employee* 
flotoever^ SAC Boardmn* subsequently advised that his mirk and 
doiivities in the'-Kdwds City Office iter? such- that Ue\ muld not ' . 
recoknend hin for appointment as a Special Saployee ahd consequently? 

I has demoted $c 'tirade. 88 $ and ©as ih\ that posifiofr when 
h& uqs separated for Military seMic$ on Febrydry S?# 1908* 

. > T,oiloM$g identi fication of I I as- probably the Undiptdudl 

referred ta bu I 1 . the irtiAhinftan Eield' Office isaa instructed to 

?eiriterMew \ \ <xWd dWibit. d photograph df\ \for thd 

purpose of mking a gcMMtie. identification, ma, axso *& >or$er to 



^<f,:. dlse %i 
'inferrogdte tiiw ih detail a s^tb'phether He did not in, fact secure 
tn'fortsdtio n Sron\ i frbn the Duredu file*. <*» et&SMSlly 

related bv \ C Uovevevi it, pas ascertained thatl | is 

but of the city dnd somewhere in Connecticut in connection with a > 
law suiii but is ekpe'eted to return to, Washington on Jloriday, Jfay 19$ 
1958* , The Washington field Pffice vods in&tmdted to reintdrviep 
ntti ithediately upon hie retwn f , - 

It %& further reebmboridad that Upon Completion of all logical: 
inquiries in this aredg^ah attempt be kade to locate ] \ if 

he is stili in the United jStatbs, and that he be inter vtetsea pn the 
mtter.. ; _ . - , t .- . h6 

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3; 4 $m]f%$Em misrorl 



]B8RS0ffWL ri£# X£ ATTACH^ 



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S.'ifchOWtO FX^M MO. 64 



/- 



Office Memorandum 



UNITED STATE^feOVERNMENT 



TO 



jfr, Glavin 



date: May- 13, 1952 



from : //. £• Edwards^ 

subject: .S2Z DEVIATES IS U. S. GOVERH^HT SERVICE 




In conn ection with the Espionage investigation of 




the subjects, 
an d a former 
at 



et al. the Pittsburgh Div ision interviewed one of 



an admitted homosexual 
mplouee of the Depa rtment of the Army, who resides 
, Pennsylvania^ 



furnished information that he had attended pa rti es 
at the home of \ Mary> 

land, on Thanksgiving and New Years' Eve, 1^0, and at the second 
function there were only men p resent and they paired off for im- 



moral reasons. In addition to 



named two other 



Governmen t employees who have the general reputation of being homo' 
sexuals: 



1 Washington, J. c and Private First Class 
±Camp Pickett, Virginia. Dissemination of 



the information indicating sex deviation has already been made to 
the Civil Servic e Commission and the Department of Commerce with 
respect to\ ]ind to military Intelligence with respect to 



J who is one of the subjects in the pending Espionage case* 



According to 

regarding the security of [ 



} during a conversation 



\against possible raids by 

law enforcement officials, stated, ^1 don't have to worry because 
I have a friend who works with the FBI in Washington, D. C, and 
who is a fellow classmate of mine during evening sessions at George 
Washington University and he checked the FBI files for me to see " 
if my residence was listed on the FBI Homosexual List and my horne/)^ 
was not amono those listed," ',< '"/ / / Jr .. 

spionage file reflects/information to I 



The above-mentioned 
that one 



the effect 

before the latter left wash inn ton and th at 
resicino at 



was formerly the rw mmate of[ 



the immediate vicinity of the 
ACTION TAkEH 



is presently^'/ 
Maryland, whi ch is in 



ma 



CQ .vtfr.jf Belmont 

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SAC Hood has been telephonically furnished the above infor- U 
ation and instructed to haue \ I located and interviewed for I 



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the purpose of determining whether he has in fact received in forma- 
cion from a Bureau employee a s alien ed by \ L Mr. Food 

nas subsequently advised that | | has been contacted and mill 

oe interviewed at the Washington Field Office this evening and 
cie results will be furnishe d the B ureau promptly. Dissemination 
oj i. he information regarding \__ ~~~ 
tion of the investigation of the 



\will not be made until comple 
personnel anale, 



ihis matter will 



he followed very closely* 




STANDARD FORM NO. 64 





* -®ffi ce Memorandum • united states government 



TO 

FROM {' 'fa BBEim/ 



: MR. LADD 

MIL 



*/ 



date: July 22, 1952 



SUBJECT: 

PURPOSE 



DELAY BAILING CORRESPONDENCE 



*a*ton 



To advise you of the reasons for the delay in sending 
the attached letter to the files. 



DETAILS 






^^> 



There is attachedr^lJiter dated June 16, 1 952 , from the 
Detroit Office regarding Security Informant | 1 This letter was 
received in the Internal Security Section originally on June 18, 1952 . 

Inasmuch as it contained a, request from -the Detroit Office for 
continuation of payments to this informant, it necessitated preparation 
of an outgoing letter to" the Detroit, Of f Jce authbrizing~these payments 7~" 
Prior to the preparation of the letter, of course, it was necessary to 
afford careful study to the field's request and an analysis of the value 
of the inf ormation previously furnished by the informant had to be made 
in order to determine whether or not additional payments were justified. 
An outgoing letter to Detroit dated July 10, 1952, was prepared 
authorizing these payments and was routed through the various Bureau 
officials, for their approval, Detroit's incoming letter has not been 
seen by the Internal Security Section since the preparation of this * 
letter. 




SBGdRDED-,35 



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ACTION 



None. For your information. 



Attachment 
GFM:DB 






67- y^39 Lay& 



Searched ^•.„ r .„.. :ft!r .. 

Numbered .JO 
Med 



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30 MS 12:352 

| BNCL, 




Standard ltorm 88 
(Rev. Aug. 1950) 

PKOHULOATED BY 

Bunfexu or 711E BtJDOKr 

>' CIRCULAE A-34 



O 

REPORT OF MEDICAL EXAMINATION^ 




i/tAS7 NAME-FIRST NAME-MIDDLE NAME 

IQNT, Alan H, 



2. GRADE ANO*COMPpNENT OR POSITION 



3. IDENTIFICATION NO. 

f « b. i» 



JT^. ^ ^ li V fw rf . 



4. HOME ADDRESS (Number, street or BFD, city or <wu, zone and State) 

*£ "... 



5. PURPOSE OF EXAMINATION 

Evaluation 



6. DATS OF EXAMINATION 

8/26/52 






A: 



M 



8. RACE 

w 



9. TOTAL YRS. GOVT. SERVICE 
MILITARY I CIVILIAN 



10. DEPARTMENT. AGENCY* OR SERVICE 



11. ORGANIZATION UNIT 

S, 0* G 



12. DATE OF BIRTH 

1-2*2-07 



13. PLACE OF BIRTH 

' N. Y.. 



14. NAME. RELATIONSHIP. AND ADDRESS OF NEXT OF KIN 



•>v 



IS. EXAMINING FACILITY OR EXAMINER. AND ADDRESS 

- 5 NNIC 



16. OTHER INFORMATION 



17. RATING OR SPECIALTY 



TIME IN THIS CAPACITY* TOTAL 



LAST SIX, MONTHS 



^* ,~ ■! 



CLINICAL EVALUATION 



NOTES.—Describe every abnormality in detail. {Enter pertinent item number before each 
comment: continue in item 73 and use additional sheets if necessary.} 



»»«T 



normal£ bnor ' 



Jl 



JltiL. 



X 



X 



X 



X 



MAL 



21 



(Vheck each, item xn appropriate col' 
umnr enter "N r B." if not evaluated} 



1&. HEAD. FACE. NECK. AND SCALP 



19. NOSE 



20. SINUSES 



JR 



NR 



21. MOUTH AND THROAT 



tint. <fc ext.canalt) (Auditor v 



Zi EARSr-GENERAL^^j, undtriUm , 70andTl) 



?23. DRUMS (Perforation] 



£A. EYES— GENERAL ^mUr item* £9: 60, and 61) 



25. OPHTHALMOSCOPIC 



19 • Rt# deviated septum - narrovr airway, N* C. D< 



2lu Slight xanthelasma, N. C. D. (eyelids) 



2S. PUPILS. (Equality and reaction) 



27..0CUUR MOTILITY JSarSSSSS* """ 



23. LUNGS AND CHEST ( Include fcr cast*) 



29. HEART^TOrug, **«, rhythm, sounds) 



30. VASCULAR SYSTEM ( Varicosities, etc.) 



31. ABDOMEN AND VISCERA (Include hernia) 



32. ANUS AND RECTUM gSSftftfiK? 



33. ENDOCRINE SYSTEM 



34. G-U SYSTEM 



3$. UPPER EXTREMITIES 2ES* - M,w e/ 



30« 1 /Varicose veins lower legs, N. G. D, 



3iu Small !♦ varicocele - asymptomatic, N« C. D< 



35. FEET 



37. LOWER EXTREMITIES ggg^",/..^) 



33. SPINE. OTHER MUSCULOSKELETAL 



39. IDENTIFYING BODY MARKS, SCARS. TATTOOS 



40. SKIN. LYMPHATICS 



41. NEUROLOGIC <£cwft&numfe*f«iM<fcr*<m7*> 



42. PSYCHIATRIC {Specify an, penor*aitvdtvtottoni 



females only 



43. PELVIC 



(Check hovf done) 
□ VAGINAL D RECTAL 



(Continue in item 73) 



DENTAL (Place appropriate symbols above or below number of upper and lower teeth, respectively) 

Or-Bestorablc teeth Xs ~Mitslng teeth (Q X 8)*— Fixed bridge, brackets to 



l.—NonrcstoraUc teeth 



32 



2 

31 



XXXi—IUplaccd. by dentures 

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tocftKtc abutments 



10 11 



12 



13 14 15 ,16 



30 



$ 



28 27 



26 25 



24 



23 



22 



21 



.20- 



% 



18 ,17 



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E 
F 



REMARKS AND ADDITIONAL DENTAL DEFECTS AND 

DISEASES " 



D. P Max 
Class I 



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LABORATORY FINDINGS 



45. URINALYSIS: SP. GR. 



TDOff 



ALBUMIN 
N 



SUGAR 
N 



48.CKG 

Normal* 



MICROSCOPIC 



JS. 



49. BLOOD TYPE ANDTRH 



FACTOR , \ 

fte$H» writer 



45. CHEST X-RAY (Place, date, film number, result) 






Nfift. iK?8Ul 0, 



50. OTHER TESTS 



4^^591^^ (Specify test used and result) 

isnh£rod ~~.„~J^P, 

,^Kann-.neg^ , — = — ^— 



R2EP41 fcHsfc* C* ifrflSIi. * -V 



T» 



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MEASUREMENTS AND OTHER FINDINGS 



151. HEIGHT 



70 



52. WEIGHT 



18£ 



53. COLOR HAIR 

Brovm 



54, COLOR EYES 

Blue 



55. BUILD; 

SLENOER 



ENOER MEOmittHEAVYfOBESE 



Sg^TEMP., 

N 



57. BLOOD PRESSURE (Arm at heart level) 



58. PULSE (Arm et heart level) 



"SfePfifL-jHf 



SITTING 



SYS. 



118 



DIAS. 



1L 



RECUM- 
BENT 



SYS. 



DIAS. 



STANDING* 
(S tnin.) 



SYS. 



DIAS. 



SITTING 



AFTER EXERCISE 



68JL 



S-§£2 



Pfl.' 



C^TTTT 



1ECUMSENT 

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73., NOTES <CcmJfau«Q AND SIGNIFICANT OR INTERVAL HISTORY 

Measles 

Mumps 

Chicken pox 

Tonsils, 1915 

kidney trouble 1939 > 19U9 



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74, SUMMARY OF DEFECTS AND DIAGNOSES (List diagnoses with item numlers\ 



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jTYPED OR PRINTED NAME OF PHYSICIAN 



SI. TYPED OR PRINTED NAME OF DENTIST OR PHYSICIAN (Indicate WhUh) 



82. TYPED OR PRINTED NAME OF REVIEWING OFFICER OR APPROVING AUTHORITY 



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A. H. W 




date: September B> L» 



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J t <m presentl y, on schedule for annual lesm\ 
storting September d*.J&5 2* However, as the Department, 
has, indicated definite intentions tsuDWceed_wiMjpMMmtUn 
o^jtidUfcoi^^ Seattle, St, Louie and 

Betroittynd, amrfthmim (ifJM seJn&t viduals m are m scheduled for 

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The, Government property which you hereby acknowledge 
is charged to you and you are responsible for taking 
care of it and returniig it when its use has been 
completed, DO HOI IRI OR 1HE OH D .OR MOLTIIATE 
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AIM B. BEIM01IT , ~ 

EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBER FOR WEEK-EM 8/2-3/52 2 



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This is to advise that over the week-end, J can be A 
reached- at Piney Point, Maryland, in care of Mrs* Laurin Tolson, 
telephone Great Mills (Maryland) 393IW. I will be returning to 
roy home residence the evening of Sunday, August 3. 




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FAME: \lAN H. BELMONT] TITLE: ASSISTANT DIRECTOR 

EOD: 11/30/36 GRADE & SALARY: GS-17 $13,000 

OFFICE OF PREFERENCE: Washington, D., C. 



INSPECTOR NAUGHTEN: 

Belmont is dn aggressive, industrioiis and intelligent 
executive. He has desirable traits of shrewdness and 
judiciousness* He has worked many extra hours and has been 
able to keep himself rather well posted on operations in his 
Division* I regard him as competent in his present post. 



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Federal Bureau of Investigation 
United States Department of Justice 
Washington, p.. C. 



Dear Belmont: 

J wftjht you to hnow^that Tarn well 
pleased tnith the fine toorh performed by the 
St, Louis* Detroit and Seattle Divisions in 
the apprehension of Smith Act subjects and 
I am &uiare that your over-all supervision 
and detailed planning at the J3eak i>f Governs 
ment contributed to a great extent to the, 
successful results attained. 

The intelligent coordination of the 
vast amount of material received iyi the Bureau 
and the sound judgment displayed by you in 
handling this complex matter are indeed com** 
mendable* X do not want this opportunity $6 
pass, without expressing to you my sincere 
appreciation* 

Sincerely yours,* 



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Mr* Alan H» Belmont 

Federal Bureau of Investigation 

Washington-i 6* C» 




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Dear Mr,. Segments 

The Bureau is in receipt of the report of the physical 
examination afforded you at v the United States Uaval Hospital, 
Bethesda* Maryland^ oti August %6 r l$$i* 

This report reflects that yotf have varicose ye;tas of 
yaux* lower legs;- turnover > the nodical examiner did not consider 
this to be* disabling* 

It. is also noted that yrivb Jiave a condition of the 
eyelids Iqiowi as xanthelasma, srhich is not considore^ to be 
disqualifying* 

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The Board of Exaatoirie Physicians of thfe United State? 
IJaval Hospital reports that foti are capable of strenuous physical, 
exertion and have no phrsicaldofeotsthat would interfere with 
your participatibA i& raids or other work ^Involvdiis the practical 
use of firearms* 



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date: September: 17^ l%pz 





TO ; ZHE blRECTOR 

from : D. 1/. ladd 

subject: A. H. BELMONT 

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR 



be fo rwa rde.cL tp^Mr^J^lmont f or the organi ^JztJ,£n -and ^handling ., ^= — 
or/the most recent jirr est s of the Smith Act subiects who are 
be tried, xn,,i<?ga^tl6u^ata^ 

p ersonally mr^cied^Ae juttovAA.i e.s.^Q f^tKe^U^l±^cox>TJiina±edJ^mi.of 

instructions for thejmopth, efficient, handling of these arrests 
which i,nv'olued coordira ted action in St* Louis, Missouri, Charleston, 
Missouri; Rock Island, Illinois, Los Angeles, California, Detroit, 
Michigan, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Portland, Oregon, Seattle, 
Wdshington,^Chicago~,~~XlIinois^and^E^ " ' ," " ~~ 

I believe that the prompt and smooth functioning of these 
w idespr ead ao/fcmj^L&a.ja^ inter est and coordination 

of Mr. Relmont. 



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MEMORANDUM FOR MR. TOLSON L$^&^JSz^- ^jlj . 

in connection with the" Smith Act -apprefienjlona Jhis 
mornin*, I do hot believe. I have ever seen ? -mor? difficult; 
Situation arise from the standpoint of handling the press re- 
lease There were apprehensions at 16 different points from the 
Midwest t,p the far West, The' time differential, of course," made 
simultaneous arrests impossible* 

While it was hoped that 18 Communist leaders woujd be 
arrested—and 18 wore finally arrested— it should be. remembered 
?hat three had been underground for sbme time. There "ere some 
Calculated risks that had to be taken, particularly in Detroit, 
and while the Detroit plans *gnt haywire for a 9 a.m. *^*> the . 
Se?rS Off ice had Anticipated, this PJ*** 1 "* «^ d ^ b ^ 9 
apprehend two of the individuals who had been lost during the 
night. ... 

I think the fact that thrje.e of the individuals were 
x~ literally lifted qu$ of the underground will, -have a tremendous 
psychological eff'edt oh the- Party. , 

K t toov/ . that. MP., iadd arid M r . Belmont have been giving 

^ t hi s matter a great deal of at J^tio^ andJfr^Belmont was at the 
• Bureau until midnight las.t night, as I saw Hm leave. His group 
was down here at 7 '.clock this morning. 

Messrs i Wick, Murphy and JKemper ih W^pff ice, I thought, 
did a good joh from thl standpoint of getting the material ready, 

I would 'like- to, suggest, in view of all. the work that has 
gone- into this and the detail! of the apprehensions, ^at some 
I onsideration be given to a general •f'"^* 1 ^**^ ^J*!? has 
SAO's and the Domestic Intelligence Division. Nothing as yet has- 
appeared to be wrong -except W^ilje to ge * tojh? Director the 
general scheme of the excellent handling of the press. 

I have kepi; in close tojich with this whol* matter, 
«nd vesterdav morning, personally dictating a memorandum on 
Sis^d fglve it to'Mr . 5 Ladd early yesterday afternoon, at the 

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MEMORANDUM FOR MR. TOLSON 



September 17, 1952 



time we were /talking about. the Kansas City election fraud case. 

?S'*5? d *w* d « ,| ? t . h 57? the *£** tb * e * d i* at 'that moment and had, 
?•? & t* -J V J> filos - t6 ^ Dij?0otpp»s office. He. returned ' 
it |o me with £is approval at 6,;pk last e.yehing. ^wj^*Sd?up 
j&n^tfcer m|t:bei*~and there waa a slight delay before l^rduted it 
to. your office.. As it was/ we- had to. completely revamp every- 
thing", so the proposals- last night, aid hot hold good this 
mprning>. ■ • ", * - . 

*«*.***. n? h ^ £ J^ Phraseology of the press release had be"en - 
pretty well set, by pattern Zn previous, cases, and tnere was ho" 
?£ ¥J-^ ol Y^ i n thp Wa** e * . I did' ask the' Sir 06 tor personally 
about. Mullen's statement that the Attorney General was §6in& to 
be on television and the hewsreels, at hoon-tdday and" his sul- 
^stion that Jhe JM.rO.ctor, drop by yesterday afternoon. I regret. 

S?L«J!£* *t ^\ft .P^i 6 ^ 6 * P la * *>■ **e Director yesterday 
afternoon;. I should havo- done this:. - - ' - .'- »-- 



/ T\. B. Nichols ; 

J)IRBQTfia»S- NOTATION ^Appropriate' letters* of .commendation should 
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itear ifr# Eelnpnti 

^i afejjo^ a/ £foa physical aetiUrity pf ike 
MpnesMo Intelligence Mine ion on ftpvamber 6? i&$£* 
falcated certain, tfeakneasea and JT gttf $G%ing thia 
opportunity to, infers you pf ny extreme jdiepledaure^ 
Xt ia fundamental iha% Assistant Direoiore $iv& 
personal attention id, assuring thai adequate a&ettriijf 
e&tets^ qnd thia is particularly necessary in ffpuf 
Division because *>f the great amount of extremity 
ponfide&tial work Handled* 

You &usi immediately iseue appropriate 
instructions which piill assure ma&intm* seauritif niid 
fron tine to titie you should cdiise appropriate checks 
to be mde in efder to satisfy yourself that security 
regultiifons are being pbaeryed* 

£ am sure that you realize the e$$re&s 
mbdrraebneni which could rkoult to ftie bureau if 
dk unaUtho!ri&$& person g&irted access to donfiUcniial 
j*gj?\daitt^ and it is your responsibility as aA 
Aa&ikiant Director to aee $0 it that He loopkolee 
$xist in connection tbith dpetiatfqne in your Division* 

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SUBJECT: 



security of offices 

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UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 

DATE: 22/7/52 



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At 3t30 p.m., Sovember 8, 1958, go2o»e2 DgVitj . 
Clerical Employee, Training and Inspection Division, upon 
instruct! one /(borrowed messenger cart and assumed rolbof 
messenger in Toseatic Intelligence Division, J^LMj&L, 
badgeor identification on his person. He ms instructed to 
noTFeatest check of 'security in 'offices assigned to Donatio 
Intelligence Diviston, flojUjjMlteD&Jri ftii.8QO o/fftt •■* 
ottered to enter office «hieh contains mil roe*. Be ms 

immediately challenged bj/j Jfl ffit fldlitftltff MS 

re/its ed^ Utter of comendation suggested for\ 
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Davit esisiStMSSJM, Bepionage Section, and 
obtained a,ppr,oiimMllJ6J,ili9.Jhich contained information 
regarding Comuniet Party, Internal Security, and Espionage 
Hatters, Davis did not recognise anyone in thia root, Bwever, 
Mr, Belnont indicates that Davis ms recognised by female 
clerical employee to be an employee of the Bureau, Occupants 
of 1732 ahortly thereafter contacted Training and Inspection 
Diviaion and requested that files obtained by Davte be recharoed, 

Davis efltir^J^jUi^tMaUMaJ^^kiiis^ Be 
admits being recognised by Clerical Employee Hancy Fisher in 
this room, tithin the lapse of eeveral minutee Speoial Agent 
Supervisor B. J. Connell of Room 1537 contacted the Training 
and Inspection Division relative to tpfiles^ removed^ Ms. 

I n Room 1521_ he obtained from outer office of Espionage 
Unit Chiefa letter from CIA elataifiei a« "Sec ret ? and 8 docuwoto 
of an ad*inietratiw nature, je m» nnrnflijenged, in taifl rftflB 
N despite the fact that Unit Chief Branigan't Secretary 91oria 
^dtomerosky told him not tcfytc* up ticHero and pointed o»t to 
/\hi* the outgoing mail box. "% J^ i{\^^rl^ 

In Room 3706 Davis , vhile 
into a messenger oart aae cfcaJJenged . — 
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together lbiieiy in the messenger cart, 

questioned Davis and informed i««i»tant^frfc||r 

Douis' 2ac* o/ id«|i*^*cftt|CB. k Je«i«tanti)ir«ctoru|egoii|p 

questioned Davis, whereupon DaUs admitted |«*rweV«|(- ate 

and the fact he ma assigned to the TratnUh and Inspection 

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Davis had no badge or identification on htm 
whatsoever. The fact that he was recognised in 2 offices 
to. be an employee of the J»recw does not excuse the fact 
that he was not detained because of lack of identification 
It is felt that adequate security measures have not been 
taken in Domestic Intelligence Division. Therefore, it 
is being recommended that Messrs. Ladd, Belmont, Hennrich, 
and Branigan be censured for failure to issue proper 
instructions in this regard. Mr. Belmont advised that all 
employees have been alerted to security. Eowever, the 
specific individuals in each room have not b een charged 
with responsibility for security. Secretary 



should be censured because she accosted the messenger Davis, 
talked with him, however failed to note whether he had any 
badge or prober identif ication. Employees Mrs. I 
and Agent \ \ should be commended for their 



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RECOMMENDATIONS: 

1. That letters of censure be forwarded to 
Messrs. Ladd, Belmont, Hennrich, Branigan, and Secretary 
Gloria Stomerosky. 



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that messenger Davis had no identification badge< 



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regarding the importance of proper security be forwarded. 



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^ SOaJ20TJ£ 5HH803X OF OFFICES 

^ gorpose of ObSscfclros ' % tos a clerical cag&&yo% : si-dag outward 

^ agpeasraaca oi a Surioati neousngor^ bat "sithout badgo or buHatog: 

\ -paatfg lsjsr tteing oriiy a jaoasengetf cart *fei<& am txt cibtsine& fcjr out** 

> • 'i$JdQj!8, toot security c£ offices aos&gnsd to th© BBX is, $&s Jaafciga 

Vv.. _ 3Da ofcrttfttAons lasaeiS to Clerical "Ea&kwa t - 3^J&s..eapfcionod tost*. 



X colons! Ifoy&fr & oloift: aaajgned to ths fe^ning: £ Insp^tio^ I^iaios^ 

^ ts*o oatected*. Sasria has, n<m? booa a ^ssor^or^ has %ma? «^kod i& 

. the* Kilba $octioa> m& it mar £&& i&o* Ixo OT&a not b$ too T&&X teaim% 

^ He entered on duty i& Fobsussy 1$$L *wd iSrat t&a& dato to October W$l 

^ irao ^signed to tho Srain^ & I&ape&iofc E&vit&on. imd i&^^oiajr loq&tod 

^ at iho l^csatiricaticit IH«ioion* $$m October 3#$t tmtil the prosoat 

^ dofcioo Ixavo it&ira* tatox Msr to tho Bdao&fcio; Jntoip^tes^o, 2&&aio& or ifco 

jf 3&#^olsa^ 86; l«i^^,^ j$oMt&i^ 

£ of £ ilea fl&d outgoing inrrflv 13^3: tms a^cdi^^Xjr iiisfe^iKjted to rjefbt^b; 

^ ' & jwaccafetog 4 carS and go SapormrtiL Q££SiMod&»mm:i^ s&traptito p&£& 
g *xp £ Uoa or otttgotris flfiTta 

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° xiitQrai itotxi ^2 oi* t^a IXsm^atS Ii^aliig^fr 131visfemir, HSp5led:C 

^sscngos sort ist Jbblxtndi.Bfe^ Ha loo&sd xsrcn«id m£m& ao: b^g^ii^ ^slt, 

Msu^ Wet aottocd a cfeac& of TXfm <%x. tzttitiko to tlio loffc ugm ^sfccriasg 
*bQ door^; %8, proceeded tt> 3oad ^psrostoatoly IS x>£ tfeo^o iJOk& in Mar 
otirt* Hone of tha occupant? £a t&fc roca BpoW to Baid^ %® && «* 
rdcognlM, aj^eme nor did, bo tjpeafc to t&$m&* Ho- ^psrfcod tM0 office? 
t&fhoat be^s challoasod*. It i» not<^ ^xat- t&e iS3oa?lic obtaisod £?m 

Srajclroo^^ District $3£# cild tt?o 3Hlw>;ca^:t8iiieit^^ of 

wl lotorool Security and Esplomgo, naturo^ 



ttoa Ba^gpry ctnygd tfco filosf#. Gloried Sfeaggoo aj l ^nd be 



c^jrosGod sn tbalr !rork mid ^.d ixot obsorvo Bavi^ cs^or the ro«» i^assmch 



m 'locate Clotkd pro -oougt$ as&Iy conins in 3»d out oE* tbe ^oos^ Bo 
^xLaftood that Ulss l fo gersred IStvlu to <mt^tr 4b^ ?o&k m& Ia»&'|ga 

to bo a Btatwax ssg&oy^&r Subsoqjicbt^; cti litto^pfc wis sado 1^ bccapa»to 
o£ thio rpoa to contact Draio «£ E^onduai„ I^X* * ITj^ boJU^iafcKrcajd; 
that 3&vio t?a#/c& v a y$$c8$j&* £or tJxo TpaSxxtag 4 Isx^cofeioa ElviotoB>; 
u ^s^ago TOjj loffc for Mrt, to cs&o co^taifi ihiit tbo ill^o iMcb hi 
toofc.:RKMa Bcftct.3,^2 swrq :J«cte^d itt ^corto^o Mttt provsi3d^ 

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1 regulations. Davis indicates he does not inotr Hiss l t hoover* 

that he j&& a ioe&ber of the FBI HA Brasiatics Club and she might have 



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faiomx hia fcy attending some of this club^s presentations* b7c 

Evaluation * Hiss l I claims that she ^recognised Davis as a Bureau 

enroloyeej therefore^ no* challenge tras node* The fact still remains*, 
honever* that Davis had no identification or badge of ax$r kind and that 
he ms allowed to pick up the 4 files and leave* It is not felt that the 
^ent Supervisorsror the" clerical occupants of Rom 1B2 should be 
bensuredj hcszever^ it is quite apparent that those* occupants have not 
been given the proper instructions regarding rociirity precautions # 
Hr* Bel&ont states that he has continually alerted personnel of Ms, 
division regarding security matters* Howeverj that no specific 
individual is charged raith responsi bility of security in/each room* 
Regardless of whether Hiss l~ I at one time totetr Davis to be a, Bureau 

i^ploj^e or not^ there is no reason to believe that she definitely texxr 
hin to be a Bureau escaloyee at this time,. Davis* lack of a badge of 
other identification cfinfirms this fact,, •** therefore .appears that 
e%>loyees of Oxfr Domestic Intelligence Division have not been given 
adequate instructions concerning security* It is felt that any employees 
?/ithout a bae&e 63* proper identification- should be- challenged mf tine 
regardless of trhether they trore f ozraerly knom to be Bureau employees* 

H^tM^tir&TIQtfc X* That the attached letters of -censure be^ forwarded 

- to Assistant to the Director* Ladd, Assistant Director 

Betaont/ Section Chibf Hennrich^ and Unit Chief 

Branigan* 

2* That the attached letter to Bureau officials 
regarding, security of offices- be forwarded* 







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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 



WASHtNCTON JS.D.C, 



InRtpfyPltoseRtJerto 

Director 

Federal Bureau of Investigation 
United States Department of Justice 
Washington, D. C. 

Dear Sir: 

For inclusion in the fund to be paid to the designated beneficiary of any Special 
Agent, of the FBI who has previously contributed to this fund and who dies from any cause except 
self-destruction while employed as a Special Agent, I am forwarding herewith (by CHECK - MOM 
ORDER) the sum of $10, payable to the Assistant Director, Administrative Division, FBI, to be 
included in said fund. Payment will be made for death by self-destruction after the Agent has 
been a member of the fund for a continuous period of two years. It is understood and agreed 
that the sum tendered herewith is a voluntary, gratuitous contribution to said fund which I 
understand is to be administered in the following manner. The liability of the fund shall not 
under any circumstances exceed the amount of monies in the fund at the time any liability shall 
occur. 

The Director of the FBI will appoint a committee which shall consider all matters per- 
taining to the acquisition, safe keeping and expending of said fund, which committee will recom- 
mend appropriate action to the Director in pertinent matters. The Assistant Director* of the 
Administrative Division of the FBI shall receive all contributions and account for same to the 
-Director. -Upon the death of any^Special'Agent^who-is.a^memberof .said fund^the appointed.com-- - 
mittee will consider the case and submit a recommendation to the Director as to its conclusions. 
.Appropriate instructions will then be issued to the Assistant Director of the Administrative 
Division, directing him to pay to the designated beneficiary the sum of $10,000. The following 
person is designated as my beneficiary for FBI Agents' Insurance Fund: 

Mrs. Loretta D. Belmont Wife U/lO/52 

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Movement 



Mr* fielkoniy who is on Annual Leave through 
October 9, 2952, called at 11:10 m*,, September 26, from 
SUJaul, Minnesota* Se advised, he is proceeding to the 
residence of Ro_be\rt Glellan, Forres fcA v enue,_ Fort Bodge, 
Iowa,, telephone Monroe 1534;. He will arrive 'there the 
-night of September ,26 and" will remain approximately 
one week* 




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tfr. Belmont adirtaed on September 22), from Chicago) 
that he was leaving Chicago on September 22, 1952 9 and on , r 
the evening of September 23 will be at the home of 
Maxwell C* Johnson, St* Paul, Minnesota* He will be 
available there until Friday, September 26, after which " J 
he can be reached through the residence of Robert Clellan, 
Forrest Avenue, Fort Dodge, Iowa* 



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If it is agreeable , I mill st art annual leave a s 
of 9:00 am, f^pptmhpr /fl. m 52 T to e xtend unt il the^olsL8£ 
o f business October 9, 1952. I plan to drive ray family to 
Iowa and will be visi m ti'n~g' m Triends en routes I will be_ 
leavi ng Washington the morning of September 20. M y exact 
^frgl&i-J^Hfl , ftW^ However, i will 

leave a tentative schedule with my secretary and will^ 
communicate with the Burea u at least twice a week to discuss 
any problems that may arise* 

As- suggested, I will spend some$ lne^o.n.JLojiJifm. 
S eptember 22. 1952, width SAG U alone and_M~8 UZ£3JL8Mli$&-. 
a t the Chi-cago Of fice m tp n qo m ojaeL7L J?A^ 

w fTrk'in " ^hdt qff^^f ^and^to", offer an y suggestions- po3sfrb2te~$p~. ~j 
assi s t in cle artng* «fi * he work* I may, th erefore, be ..t£aclte.<lh> 
through the Chicago Offi ce on Monday . September 22 ^ 195$. V w £ 





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MR. LA& 
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UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 

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Regarding the airtel from New York received in, my 
office at 10:07 am, November 6, 1952, and answered by airtel 
to New York received by-' Mr. Ladd*s office from this Division 
at 5:00 pm, November 6, I note that tJi e. Anc omi np ai rt ej^was 
received by the Esvion aae_^e_cti.o.n~a±-12:n^^ man t 

received back in my offi ce__at^Bj^34_PM • 

I regret that this item was not processed through 

select those ivems which must receive priority handling from 
the heavy volume of mail and memoranda flowing through^ this 
office in order that matters of this type will receive 11 
immediate handling.* We con si stent ly attempt to do, this_* 
However f we^wiir^attempi'to furtfhertigKtenup* 



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OFFICE MEMORANDUM 
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UNITED. STATES; GOVERNMENT 
DATE: November £,. -19^2 



SUBJECT % tfOMMONIST PARTY*. USA - BRIE* 5 : 'Honolulu 

PROSECUTION 0^ ADDITIONAL COMMUNIST FUNCTIONARIES 
UNDER THE SMITH ACT - HAWAII) 
INTERNAL SECURITY - C. 
Buf lie 100-3^74-13 



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* £o answer the ^irectoyJs question as tp delay in 
authorizing the H onolulu hff±a& t o I ntetvvi'QW" Rob ar t? Kempa 

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DETAILS 



A radiograin from Honolulu- was .received* in my offipe 
at-9:l£> pm, IJoyemfcer 3* gec&use p£ the action required^ I 
personally called in §Uperv£spr E. ?V;l)6oiey shortly a£ter 
9 ! :00 ai# the inorhing ot November If, and instructed that a, coyer 
?nemo|?andUm be pr epared r-e com mendlng authority be granted for 
the interview by | | and I I A cover memorandum 

was. necessary because the JBur eau had j s syte d; definite 
instructions, that I I and l I should not ft^rticJLpate 

in security work* JMr* Dopley immediately prepared the coyer 
;memorandum arid & .radiogram t& Honolulu which w£re brought 
to me for' approval ,and v Tiand-carried by M? # Dooley to Mr^ 
Laddfs pffic^^ arriving there at 12ilf2 pm, November ft (7:ft2 am, 
Hondlultr time)* 



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/a groii are nwercj Teoent hearings by the jjRgto Yorfr 
Crine Opnnia^po^ have &rou$%t; ib Xigfot pertain QrinihtxZ nativities - 
m th$ /te# Tbrit mi#?fPon& which indicate that th% BMreau ha& been 
last tit initiating a program thereby our Het>ofteibt$i'pie$ in tha£ 
connection tiouIgHave b$en known *$$£ could have boeft fulfilled* 
Tout failure end "that of pithtir Bureau .officially to initiate tf 
progran of <a$ti0n xzherebp tV*e field officca ty thfc Jtizu York area 
mUId hcjj& bmn epecifically instructed $0 inguir# ihto nctiers 
pf this- iy*$ te indicative of carelessness ah$ neglkct in ful~ 
ftllihp your ?eB$cm£bSMti t $b* it M abvfaiia thai a definite 
prbgrafo should haiie baetk fomulai;e& here at "the feu% &f gbv&rrm&nt 
pith appropriate instructio*ta ieaued to the field end initio a 
htrong fqiloti-vpr^ayatcnte insure informing ebverege pvrkinin$ 
td violation^ j$f ^e^Zabbr 1fan#ffex)&nf JRplatipn^ ic*# 

In fh$ future you will T&e ejected i$ e$hibi# mpfe 
aggmveive supervision end fomthought %k e,ituatipn$ of this type 
in order that th$ BiiPeaU Mil aitt$u& be amre of criminal aatiuittea 
in which m hdve qn interest arid, im order "that all of the respokr 
Bibflitiee of the bureau nay be fulfilled*. You; hr& al$o expected, 
to insure "that persons working, Under yx^vr^Ko are handling etxch mattete 
eisert the proper forethought cnd&uk$rtii&ion -to protect the bureau* a 



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The Director, 
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DATEr December 28, 1 : 9£2 



PLACING RESPONSIBILITY FOR PRIOR 
FAILURE TO INSTITUTE POSITIVE ACTION 
IN NEW YORK WATERFRONT AREA 



This is to syhopsize the attached memorandum which 
places responsibility ;at the Seat of Government .and in the Newark 
and New York Field Divisions for failure in not initiating a 
positive action program such as a survey, to, make certaih that our 
responsibilities- have been fully covered in the waterfront area* 

In the Investigative Division, it is our^ feeling that> responsi- 
bility for having failed to initiate such a. program lies on Ladd, Rosen, 
V/interrowd, Malley, as the- Number One Men, Pv L# Price,, who is in charge 
of the Criminal Section, and L* R* Pennington* in charge, of .the Account- 
ing and Fraud .Section handling such violations, asthe Anti-Racketeering 
cases,. It is deeply regretted the general situation in the New York 
waterfront area was not analyzed in -such a light as to foresee the 
general problem, which vindicates i the necessity pf a_sjarvey, # _ it is 
recommended Eadd, Rojsen, Winterrowd, Malley, Price and Pennington be 
censured* Theae .officials wer u e cognizant that crime and; violations 
being committed of* ailocal nature might possibly be violations of 

some Federal Statute*' -., ' * ' '</ *> *.* * *, *_■* * , V< 
fr "This is< interesting for if I recall correctly Ladd> 

In the £pmest^ E *" 

in the fact that Sufficient pressure was no£ placed on the Newark 
and New York Offices to insure proper coverage developed.. The ,fault. 
in this Division lies not with lack of having survey made for purpose 
of 'disclosing 4 possible violations of the Cabbr -Management Relations 
Act since persons* responsible had no notice conditions .existed 
indicationg possibility x>f "shakedown- 1 - 1 payments, but fault does lie 
in fact Domestic Intelligence Division failed in .haying sufficient 
coverage* Responsibility for applying necessary pressure lies with / 
Ladd, Belmont and Bai^gardner, Section Chief of the Internal Security 
Section.. Recommended ,tliey be criticized* %o action being re s conKaen^ed 
as to supervisors. ' / 

As to; responsibiJMf £&°ifM $8rK<^£V£§±oH*with respect to the 
failure to initiate ; a survey, New Xork* advises such responsibility 
must be borne by those; actively in charge of the- administration of 
the $qw York' Division * SAC Scheldt of Dfetroit was responsible. The 
present \Sac Boardman is alsq> responsible. £SAC Whelan and" AS.AC u r 
Hargett were 3IS0 responsible and, furthermore, Inspector Stei#,who 
was ASAC in New York. 'from March,, 1950,. until January > 195>i, Was also 
responsible, Setters of .censure recommended to -all* 

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: ; ; : :?; '•;.• .; /. ■■•.-/ The,. Hew. York Division.. advises 'they^have. bad liaison*with ■• .. 

logical .Fedor^l agencies' and ma^or ; sM^ 
;'. ;'■' which have . beem made before;!^ appeared;" . 

■";'•. .': to have beeii made : for firs t time, when -jbpbka ;and;?ec'GrdS;- oft shipping ,:".■- 
"/ -'cbrnpanies; were' looked/into by^Crirne^GonirnisBi^n' and. ' ;o ff ici-&:is ; "; Qifi.:.' '.-.;"■ ,. .- • -. r ; ' 

,-.; company p'laced.under; oath.hy. Commission.. New York' advised^ it-;" •'■•;'. -- ■■. 
v : ; : tielieves. 'a- survey .or:; gorier aL^ ,■>:-, 

. ; • . -prac tic.e s .'short ■, of pr pc edure's .'' used- by. ,Cr ime : C ommis aioh'. which . -in.- turn . .,' ."• 
*.^:is '..not available' tp v ^^ ;'-• 

"'■. ; .'. still' .remains : we. did not : make survey .arid cannot - state' with any ; \ : \ ...7 > ■". 

• positive .degree that -to these'.;. :. v: ; . . 

i'-' operations.. ;■■ ■;/; '•" .■ : \'i" .y : ' : rr : ' , - i i : *:^ : . '..'• : '• . ;"/,'"•. , ; • /- ]: -' : r^^^A^':''- 
~\ ■■'[':■'/' , . C : /V.'ldefJpriitel;.; disagree with McKee.- '7 ; H..; • \ >■ :■■'■•' -^ '■''•.••.;' 

'; ' advised ; it has constantly^ endeavored 'to; meet allr investigative •' ■. 

• responsibilities..^ have v - 

';■'/ been met. '¥hile'lew^rk Division points out they have^supplibd.jiMoP-. •• 
>•.. mation- .concerning ^riminal/ictivities; of ' a local -nature to ^the^Bureauv. " : : . 
:, • : ; fact Btill;' remains 'that vdlyisibn did not institute., positive;.' Approach,'. \\ 
';.'•;; ih;tfte;form of. .a':- -survey .'to "determine. actually- if "'Fedtirar. violations •';-.. ' 

... existed, -While; this ;. divisipfchases tab lashed cover #6)' McKee. is-re- : • :'• ' 
spons ible'f or .either recoi^ending or instituting a" positive :'type program, 
Recommended He; be; censured as'well 'd,s;.'./sM Commons Vand-tormerjSAC' ^;. /■ 

./itaack,. now a .Special; Agejit;; ^former. i?ffl Pra:k' v Battle, iwho preceded \"- ,, : 
.;•' .Commons,. has resigned*- These; three^" as. well- aa.;HcKee-have ; responsi- 07 ; '•■ 
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possible, similar : 
violations in,; ^ : 
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mm: INFILTRATION. OF. THE, UNITED NATIONS 
BYJUBVERSIVE AMERICAN CITIZENS 
INTERNAL SECURITY - R — 



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fou r.e .^iestei. an explanation's to why, our 
nemraniw to Deputy Attorney. General Jalone of. , — 

Je^^r'^rriSS^'wrcIcMVied. "Semtty, Information - jfAr* 
"gon/JcientfolVond why, all dates 0/ dij test nation to, State ^H 1 
"concernTng David feiniraub we're not set forth. The memorandum 
mrclWaifi e'd' be co use it contained all egqti one. which werejht 
baseslor rnvelUgaiions and gave an indication ofjhe exten% 
^our investigations of United Haj;ionsj3plm9s. Classification 
would not prohibit Malone '/row disseminating to the Chelf Com- 
mittee but would require that the information be treated as 
security information. Malone did n ot re quest all 1U1UH at 
ii nendnati™ "" tiintravh htit-ajdu-.date~6L.But.eau oom ni lanc e 
iBitJLStaJe mwatjaiJuU-iafATuUm waa mlunt e . er ei pri o r 
to" euch_rejuiat.> These data are submitted for your information. 

DETAI LS: 

You requested an explanation as to why a memorandum 
dated December 22, 1952, under this caption for Deputy Attorney 
General Malone was classified "Security Information • Confidential 
The memorandum and the attachment thereto set forth the names 
of United Kations employees and the dates of dissemination of 
information to the State Department by the Bureau. to*™' 
andum also contained the My**™**"™™'?" Zt 
the investigations of David teintraub and others. It mi fe l t 
that this iitawttoLJMMJJtiJMtt^ 
<Meett^«oM : o^Wt.d^ 
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^Klwhyeesnd^een under iwstipo* and thotw* 



It was also felt *^ r'+liraF^?^ 8 ^ ^ " 

on this data BMAsTm^mm^^M^ 
diB*eminatina it to a oongreMMlonalpMBusu-* "•■ SQ0 ,° ... . 

Ili^erW^iS irj^^^j^i^ 99 

-slcllrTtiTWormatlon tits. ,ftrfl> ^t-S S ^rV^SSSS'i 
nation shall not. bejisminqted jitm^MMM&MMkiJIi^l K 
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WaMie/ment »i tftfn^tHIT^ie^fM "lirdBcX'r ""ti* would' amor 



ttgrefore that the mere fact that the Jureau t memorandum was 
{dom^^ of information con- 

only require that if it were disseminated, it be treated as 
security information and not node a part of a public statement. 

Ton also requested an explanation as to why.. Mil of the, 

jtfl* sef fo rthlin the memorandum to Ur. Malone. nth regard to 
feintraub, JfoJ^BiiWiSl' " ] J m^MtM WMMiM M 
SM&JmrJMnt *° furnish t^prmtok.em^ng^^i^^^ 

and 'tyjshitML^^ i$jmki$*J?Jk e .< ^tfM^l iM ll 

co noernj no M nt rMLiJUeMMSj JlJM&JLMWtJK wether the 
FBI had given such information previously Jk a routine manner 
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From the wordin g of the two questions XtMlii* 
appar eni Jhai! Ur « Ugl o ne desi red 0,11 dates of dissemi nation to 
the Staii Departed to 

be first, til&J&lJBlXm 

ff/ a State dep artment regime ft and if so *..ih&Jlai&» thereof, 

Secondly , toiiikJSI^ t0 

the State Department qnd the date thereof A 

A review of the file reflected that Mate M d requested 
tnformati wjn^thr^ MMM9M* JfiLiai jwi^wlunitf « ed 

to Ur7 Ual on?"gMMeJbi& of the first request and the date 

we complied* JtJw&lvsiu^ 

^TT UrTjfWAiB* The tatUJlmPt M™ eetjorih, *» our 
memofmSum to Ual one together with iha tAwULUJ^ShS^Lfl.9. *P 

^tftLjisiSiLfljCJ^ on 

In addition^ w e noted in the memo rand m _.lto*,tfte jKrecu 
Aad dis eerojjioted informati on. jjl3»^^ 3iiB- 

not asked f of dates of dissemination subsequent to the State 
Department requests and these specific dates were therefore not 
set forth} however, as the Bureau had disseminated information 
on twenty*eight different occasions to the State Department 
subsequent to its last request which was dated July 17, 1950, 



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r elt it was pertinent that the Bureau go on record 
'reflecting the extent of dissemination and therefore we 
included this information in summary form. 

Shis memorandum wa$ ^thoroughly discussed with me 
prior to preparati on and was #repare<Pin*ac%o^ 



mil instruciiM &* Xj^lLMM^XJii not foresee that 
Ualone w ould raise thei^M^MPMM^ therefore did not 



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Atone;* This is for your information. 



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Jt is A^fA&LtelyJlr* Jelwonj'i anj my respMsibil i ty. 
to watch for al^ policy matters thij^jght effect the, Bureau's 
■M*****- feJML/aiifiiiA ,aee the fulLtignificancipfiki $ 
^and I th9 Lef_ore„ r&GMm&nd MJMk recti ve a letter, of K censure > 




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•■ UNITED STAINS GOVERNMENT 

date: January 13^ 1953 



.LETTER TO ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION 
l/p/53, . 



The Director has pointed out that it was 
necessary to re-type a page of a letter to the 
Atomic Energy Commission due to the fact that the 
word "cited" was misspelled "sighted* 1 * 

I certainly agree that it is not the job 
of the Director T s Office to catch errors of this sort* 
I personally read the letter and I should have noted 
the error* There is ho excuse for allowing a letter 
to go through with an error of this type. I will 
certainly attempt to eliminate them in the future* 




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